Intentional communication


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Communication can happen in many ways.We communicate in many ways,through facial expressions,getures and so on. We focus mainly on speech and verbal form of expression.This slideshow explains how to reinforce earliest forms of communication which is intentional communication

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Intentional communication

  1. 1. Raashi Shetty(Audiologist and Speech therapist)
  2. 2.  Verbal Non-verbal
  3. 3. 1. Facial expression2. Body movement3. Gestures4. Eye contact5. Voice6. Touch
  4. 4.  Intentional communication Conventional communication Symbolic communication Language
  5. 5.  „signaling behavior in which the sender is aware a prior of the effect that a signal will have on his listener‟
  6. 6.  Gestures Eye gaze Vocalization
  7. 7.  Therefore, if we want to help children develop intentional communication, we must be highly responsive, in predictable contexts, of their earliest (even non- intentional) communication attempts. In simple words, we should respond and reinforce any attempt of intentional communication that a child attempts.
  8. 8.  Appreciate Encourage Give meaningTo any kind of response from the child.
  9. 9.  There is a HUGE range of communication skill levels within the group of individuals who are identified as „nonverbal‟. Kids who are called non verbal may be communicating through gestures, facial expressions or some form of vocalization. A child who is called nonverbal may hold hand and take the parent to the desired object.(Communicates) He may make some sound to communicate.
  10. 10.  Accept and encourage multiple modes of communication. Plan for generalization of skills to a variety of communicative contexts. Take into account how different contexts/situations influence the individual‟s need for supports (i.e. cueing) and the types of communication that are appropriate within different settings.
  11. 11.  when a child keeps tapping his hands to tell a yes, it is a form of intentional communication, where “tapping” means „yes‟, you should encourage it along with adding a head nod/work to it
  12. 12.  When a child moves his head away, when he doesn‟t want to do an activity, gives a vacant look. Parallel talk along with him saying „I don‟t want to do this‟ , „I don‟t like it‟ etc. Looking away is intentional communication.
  13. 13.  When a child uses eye pointing to ask for an object Pulls your hand to call you Answers using gestures
  14. 14.  When uses a particular sound for an particular object. E.g. tapping tongue against the palate for asking a „ball‟ etc. These are all forms of intentional communication.