Week 3 Topic:
Communication is a necessity in order for people to make their most basic needs and desires known to others. For those with moderate to severe speech impediments this is a huge issue that can affect all areas of their life.
Prior to this week’s discussion participate in a typical daily activity (e.g., ordering food, purchasing items, asking directions) without using oral language. Take note of how you felt and the alternative procedures you used.
In your discussion share what activity you chose and the outcome you found when you were unable to verbally communicate:
3. Your initial post must be a minimum of 300 words
Requirements: 300 words
Communication is the exchange of information between a sender and a receiver. Communication can take place either verbally or nonverbally. I recently utilized nonverbal communication to order meals at a restaurant. I used gestures, eye contact, and facial expressions to convey my message. I motioned to the items I required and used a nod to agree or disagree with the speaker. My order was finally correct after multiple trials. I was ineffective at nonverbal communication because I was unsure how to proceed and was concerned that the cashier would not understand me. It was challenging to communicate nonverbally, which frustrated me. The experience made me feel ineffective in my communication skills. It also frustrated me because I couldn’t express what I wanted efficiently. The listener frequently nodded in agreement, kept eye