Poor Communication

Poor communication

Communication is a vital human skill. It involves appropriate use of language, reading non-verbal cues, such as facial expressions and gestures and understanding the intonation of the human voice. All of these are important in social situations.

Making and keeping friends relies on social communication skills. Many children with developmental issues struggle with this and feel they have no friends. It often causes considerable distress.

It must be very frustrating to be unable to make oneself understood, or to understand. Many a meltdown has been caused by communication breakdown.

There are many influences on communication. Even a child who has difficulty with concentrated listening will find life difficult. Interpreting language literally or lack of fluency or unclear speech can attract ridicule.

Much of our learning takes place through communication. Because communicating is so complex it can be affected in many ways. Improving developmental maturity can positively influence a child’s communication.

Look I can do it! – Asperger’s Syndrome (Boy Aged 7)
Immediately following his participation in a Brainchild group, mum reports: Joan Hunt, the autism specialist, saw him after one year. Her comment was: “What a difference"!
Communication improvements and more – Classic ASD & CPLD – aged 9 years
Quote from mum from her email: Thank you for the feedback session last Sunday, it was good to see you[...]
Drop in anxiety levels – Aspergers
'Our relationship was not in a good place……… now the whole family is much happier. The changes in C have[...]
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
I just wish it was available to every child. Amy wrote this about her son, J, who has a diagnosis[...]
‘Its improved all our lives’
'I think every special need child should be able to have the chance of a Brain Child program.' The sessions[...]
ADHD, Dyslexia, Learning & Behaviour
Changes noted of this 12 year old boy. ‘Tantrums’ and refusals had been frequent and severe. R has coped with secondary school much better than I hoped.
Communication increases social interaction – Kabuki Syndrome, SLD and Spina Bifida – aged 13 years
'The main thing is the mixing with her peers now, not aggravating them. She knows how to mix and has good[...]
Learning to Communicate
He is doing really well with his verbal and non-verbal communication. His receptive language is very good as well - asking for unusual things as a joke!