It was tricky for me when I first moved to my current house as I lack verbal communication skills. This means that getting my point across can be difficult, and also I get frustrated when those around me haven’t understood my thoughts and feelings.
ubu set about helping to find a way to remedy this and together we came up with a fantastic idea; a communication box!
The idea is that I fill the box with pictures of the things I like, the things I might want/need and also pictures of me doing activities I really enjoy, which I can use to convey messages. The improvements have been fantastic. I can use my communication box to easily show anybody what I am trying to say. Because of this I have improved relationships with the ladies I live with and I find myself more confident and never frustrated.
It is incredible to feel so supported; that people are helping me to take control of my own life. Communication is one of the most crucial things in our lives and now I’m getting my messages across more clearly than ever before.