When we say the word, “communication,” what do you think of? Many people will think of the spoken word. People who are hearing impaired, however, might think of sign language. People who are visually impaired might think of Braille as well as sounds.
In this module, we will explore the different ways in which we communicate.
The dictionary defines communication as, “the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs.”
It is also defined as, “means of sending messages, orders, etc., including telephone, telegraph, radio, and television,” and in biology as an “activity by one organism that changes or has the potential to change the behaviour of other organisms.”
The effectiveness of your communication can have many different effects on your life, including items such as:
We communicate in three major ways:
Other communication factors that we need to consider.