There is no such thing as “normal” when it comes to communication.
Speech disorders can affect an individual’s ability to speak, understand, read or write. Speech problems may present themselves at any age,and be a result of many different causes, including such things as a genetic problem, head injury and hearing loss.
Communication is just as important to someone with a speech disorder as it is to anyone else. Difficulty communicating can lead to isolation, loss of employment,and challenges completing even the most routine daily tasks such as shopping and banking.
There are a number of great movies which portray the veracity of the emotional effects of a speech problem on a person’s everyday life.They help to highlight the importance of emotional and social supports,effective communication methods, and how technology can assist in improving the person’s quality of life.
Drake Medox College instructors have taken their own fair share of exams over the years, and have a lot of experience marking quizzes and exams. In this blog, they are happy to share their favourite study and test taking tips and strategies with you!
TEST PREPARATION TIPS:
Have you ever been in a situation when you felt no-one was listening to you?
Have you ever been in a situation when you realized you had not been listening to someone speaking to you?
Most of us can say “Yes” to each of these questions!
THE ‘KEY’ OR ‘SOLUTION’ to overcome these challenges is ACTIVE LISTENING.
WHAT IS ACTIVE LISTENING?
“Active” is the opposite of “passive.” To be a good listener we must keep our minds ACTIVELY ENGAGED in what we are hearing.
To do this, not only focus is needed, but also practical strategies which keep our mind active.
3 IMPORTANT ACTIVE LISTENING STRATEGIES?