Section 1: Identifying Communication Supports

Practices to Identify Communication Support Needs

  • Do not assume you know the supports that a person may need.
  • Request and document a person’s communication support needs.
  • Allow extra time for communicating.
  • Arrange to meet in a quiet space.
  • Slow down and be patient.
  • As you continue to interact with the individual, you may identify specific support needs.