Section 3: Expressive Communication Support

Practices to Support Expressive Communication

  • Find out how the person wants to communicate.
  • If they use a communication aid, ensure they have access to it at all times.
  • Ask what you should do when communicating with them.
  • Ask one question at a time.
  • Use open-ended questions.
  • Give opportunities for the person to respond and communicate what they want to say.
  • Tell the individual if you do not understand them.

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