Communication

At Sense, we believe everyone, no matter how complex their disabilities, can communicate and take part in life.

We’re here for every person who is deafblind or has other complex disabilities that makes it a challenge to communicate, access information and take part in life.

With the right support, it is possible for every person to make sense of their world and the world around them, no matter how complex their disabilities.

There are so many powerful ways of communicating. We help people to communicate and express themselves in a way that is right for them – be it through speech or sign, touch or movement, gesture or sound, art or dance.

Once you have a way of communicating, connecting with others and the world around can follow.

 

Communicating when you have complex disabilities

Everyone is different and has their own unique way of communicating. We need to make sure that everyone's way of communicating is valued and responded to.

The way you communicate will depend on the combination of disabilities you have and the stage of life they occur.

It’s crucial that communication is clear, concise, accessible and right for you and the person you’re communicating with.

A total communication approach

There are many different formal and non-formal methods of communication, which we use to express our wants, thoughts and feelings. These methods of communication help us make choices, make connections with others and allow us to control our lives.

At Sense, we use a total communication approach that finds the right combination of methods for you to make sure communication is maximised and is as effective as possible for you.

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