It is important to understand that there are many different ways people communicate. People describe themselves as visual, auditory, or kinaesthetic learners and this is the same in terms of communication styles. There’s no better way to learn how someone learns than by asking them!
People with learning disabilities and/or dementia may struggle to use language and alternative strategies must be used to communicate with them. This can include using pictures, symbols, and body language to help the person understand what you’re saying.
To enhance your communication skills, it is necessary to have knowledge about several theoretical models of different types and styles. This will allow you the opportunity for self-reflection on which model would work best in providing services with clients or coworkers who may require a more formal tone than others. Some theories that will help you understand and manage your communication skills include:
You will learn about the many different models and methods of communication. These may include:
There are many different reasons for applying communication techniques. The main reason is that they will be most effective in carrying out a particular task, goal, or objective.
Some reasons for using different systems of communication include: