Definition of communication: “How we use our language, gestures and body language to communicate with one another, and with other people.”
The term communication disorder is used to describe a range of problems associated with communication including poor comprehension, poor social communication, poor eye contact, poor reading comprehension, and poor social skills.
A new study found that the word “communication” is a key word for those struggling with communication disorders.
Researchers from the University of Southampton have created a tool to help you identify the most common symptoms of communication disorders using data collected from over 9,000 adults and children.
“We have developed a new online tool to identify people who are struggling with their communication problems,” said Dr Rebecca Smedley, lead author of the study.
“It will be used by people from all walks of life to help them identify the problems in their everyday lives.”‘
You’re the only one I can talk to’Dr Smedie said the tool would be available in the next few weeks.
“If you want to talk to someone about a problem with their life, then it is going to be really useful to know how to talk, because we are all different,” she said.
“You can have conversations with a person, but if you don’t know how they are feeling, you can’t talk to them.”‘
It’s hard to get help’If you’re having difficulty getting help from a social worker or GP, or you feel you have communication issues, the team at the University’s Centre for the Study of Communication Disorders is there to help.
“The University of Glasgow has a range and expertise in treating communication disorders, so we can see the difference that a person who is struggling with the same symptoms might have,” Dr Smedey said.
Topics:disorders-and-disorders,communication,social-behaviour,psychology-and/or-diseases-and%20disorders.psychology,psychiatry-and_psychiatrist-links,community-and‐society,health,arts-and+crafts,psychotherapy,psychiatric-health,psychosocial-behaviors,mental,behavioural-health CareProvider contact:Dr Rebecca Smeley,University of Southampton, University Square, Southampton, Southsea, L12 6GU Contact details:Phone: 01273 380029 Email: [email protected]