Impacts of Communication

Impacts of Communication

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Activities and participation

People with communication difficulties often face barriers to many activities that other people take for granted, including speaking and listening. This can restrict their participation in life.

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Social impacts

Navigating the tricky world of human social interaction can be challenging for any of us. It can be much more challenging for people with communication difficulties.

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Communication is a central part of living. Communication difficulties can have both minor and major impacts on a person’s wellbeing.

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Hidden impacts

Communication difficulties can have 'hidden' impacts. They can be on a person’s mental health, vulnerability to abuse or exploitation, and involvement with the justice system.