Communication

At Sense, we believe that everyone, no matter how complex their communication needs, deserves the right to feel connected and part of society.

We’re here for every person who faces communication barriers in a world that relies on being able to see and hear well to be connected.

Using our experience and expertise, we empower people to communicate and express themselves – be it through speech or sign, touch or movement, gesture or sound, art or dance.

We make the complicated simple by connecting differently.

We understand that life revolves around the quality of connections you have with other people. Good, meaningful communication is crucial to developing relationships and positive social interactions.

But, if you have a single or multi-sensory impairment, accessing information, making friends and forming these connections can be challenging – and in some cases lead to isolation.

Communicating when you have complex communication needs

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 your sight or hearing, any associated conditions, or the stage of life when your sight or hearing changes.

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

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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