Introduction:Children with disabilities learn by example as well as anyone else. Give them many good examples from you. Then, communicating with them will prove successful.
Guide Children with patience, love, and most of all understanding. Think of these children the same as any other children. Make eye contact, and help them focus on your expressions, as well as you do with theres. Slow down your expectations, and patients will follow.
Snow White and the seven Drawfs have 7 drawfs with names that suit their personalities. Share this story with them, and talk about how they were all accepted for who they were. One was even named dopey. He was adored by all of them. Grumpy had his moods, but always had support from his friends. This great story is one in my opinion may help someone with a disability learn to communicate about their differences as well.
Talking is and always has been a great way to communicate one's feeling. People with disabilities usually talk a lot. They find the need to be heard, the same as you and I, except in a more hyperactive way. Let them talk, and really listen. Then, serenity will find its way back into your home.
People of all ages have things that they bottle up at times. By learning to write stressful emotions down, less anxiety will be looking back at them in your mirror.
Hope is contagious when it is givin on a regular basis. Give a big dose of hope when communicating with someone who needs to be heard about their disability. Hope will sail through many waters as long as it stays within the heart and communicates from both parties talking.
These are in my opinion are some great ideas on how to communicating with someone who has a disability. What is yours?
Beautiful list, thank you for sharing. H5!
Awesome list, I like the 7 dwarfs example.
What a great list Jenny!
Heartfelt ideas for handicapped people.You have such a gentle spirit to compose such a list.
What a dear and true list ... I wish you were my next door neighbor! High five!!
You are right Thorgym. That's why I wrote this list!
These are great, but some people with disabilities just want to be treated like they do not have one. It is important to make sure that you are not singling them out as 'special.'
select one here...