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Sing and Say

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Communication basics

Communication is how people send and receive messages.

People communicate in lots of different ways.

These can include:

  • spoken (and written) words
  • noises (a giggle or a sigh)
  • gestures, or body or hand movements (such as shrugging your shoulders, waving goodbye, pointing).

Some people use alternative forms of communicating, such as sign language, picture cards, symbols or computer software.

Videos - Top Tips for Communicating

Part A - Top Tips for Communicating

Part B - Top Tips for Communicating