Improved Expressive Communication

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What to expect

Improved expressive communication

Speech and language therapy helps to improve and develop communication. When working with individuals who have expressive communication difficulties we will improve and increase their expressive communication.

What is expressive communication?

Expressive communication is any form of communication which expresses or conveys a message or information. This can be through written, spoken or non-verbal communication.

How can an expressive communication problem impact on an individual's life?

Having an expressive communication problem will affect an individual's ability to communicate effectively with others, this can range from a mild to severe problem. Expressive communication problems can have dramatic effects on both the individual and others around them including their family and friends. Expressive communication problems may affect an individual's ability to communicate with others, their learning and carrying out daily activities. Expressive communication problems may additionally cause the individual to lack confidence and have low self-esteem. The effects of an expressive communication difficulty will vary for each individual. Speech and language therapy will improve an individual's expressive communication which will benefit their quality of life.

How can speech and language therapy improve expressive communication?

Our speech and language therapists will improve an individual's expressive communication in a variety of ways, this will depend on the individuals underlying condition and also the severity of their expressive communication difficulty. The speech and language therapists will evaluate the individual's advantages and weaknesses in their communication and work on them in therapy. Our speech and language therapists will improve expressive communication through:

  • Written communication
  • Drawing
  • Gesture and body language
  • Spoken language
  • Alternative and Augmentative communication e.g. communication books, visual aids.
  • Total communication approach

What are the benefits of improving expressive communication?

There are numerous benefits of improving and working on expressive communication in speech and language therapy. The main benefit is helping the person to become a more effective communicator. Improving expressive communication will have the following benefits:

  • Allowing the individual to express their thoughts, needs and ideas.
  • Effectively communicating with others around them.
  • Emotional benefits e.g. increasing self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Allowing the individual to participate in everyday tasks.
  • Allowing the individual to participate in social activities.
  • Improving their quality of life.
  • Helping them to access their educational and work environments to their full potential.

Our speech and language therapists will cater to each individual's needs and abilities when working on improving their expressive communication. We work with both children and adults and aim to maximise their communication to their full potential.

How do I book an appointment with a speech and language therapist?

If you would like any more information on improving expressive communication or would like to book an appointment with one of our speech and language therapists then please contact us on 0330 0885 643.

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