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Communication Support Principles

Principle 4
Principle 4

Respond sensitively to all the ways an individual uses to express themselves.

Recognise and give people time to use:

  • body language, facial expression and gestures
  • signing (see fact sheet Guidelines for using BSL Interpreters)
  • speech
  • 'talking machines', picture boards or other communication aids
  • human sounds, such as laughing or groaning
  • writing
  • drawing
  • pictures, photos, symbols, objects.

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