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.

Major changes – Classic autism with Complex Learning Difficulties – aged 11 years
“There's not much that hasn't improved! Everything is better. There is so much it’s hard to know where to start.” - says Mum
Increased understanding – Kabuki Syndrome, Spina Bifida & SLD – aged 13 years
"She now has a willingness to have a go"  The program has opened a window to us when we had[...]
Autistic Spectrum Disorder, CPLD
Jack’s communication has improved significantly. A group member…. We especially liked the programme as it is very interactive and includes[...]
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"!
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.
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[...]
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[...]
‘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[...]