Stage 1: Importance of Communication

Step 5: Communication Development

Where does communication occur?

Click on the Speech and Language Therapist below (4 times) to see what they say.

Image of a Speech and Language Therapist
  • SLT: “All of our behaviours are a form of communication.”
  • SLT: “Even when we’re not talking we are communicating.”
  • SLT: “For example, we can show we are interested by leaning forward and making eye contact when someone else is talking, or not interested by folding our arms and looking away.”
  • SLT: “When you are in the presence of your child you are communicating non-verbally all the time even when you’re not talking.”