Total Communication and Assistive Communication Devices (Click this link)
This is a holistic view of communication, often using a range of modalities or even thinking “outside the box” to create a system of communication that works for an individual. This fact sheet discusses the Total Communication approach and provides examples of a number of different hi-, and lo-tech communication devices.
Key Guidelines to Creating a Total Communication Environment (Click this link)
Many individuals experience difficulties with communication, but there are many key things we can do as communicators to facilitate the process and make communication easier. Building a total communication environment means making subtle and simple changes to our communication and environment so that we can improve interaction and understanding.
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For more information about special needs and other communication difficulties, and ideas and strategies to help communication, see our Resources.
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