Visual communication occurs when ideas are relayed thru images and pictures such as video, photos and films. With the advances in technology, electronic communication thru mobile networks, e-mails, chatting and other satellite broadcasts are now possible. In short, any form of interaction with other people can be considered as communication.
Effective communication is essential not only in our personal relationships but also employment, business dealings, community interaction and education. It is essential that the message and the meaning associated with it can be understood clearly. Failure in communication is quite common as there are many barriers to effective communication. While cultural differences are understandable sources of ineffective communication, even members of the same family can interpret messages differently. One reason for this is that a member has a learning and speaking disability.
In this paper, I will be discussing and analyzing three communication scenarios where communication failure occurs. These scenarios include language impairment due to motor disorder, autism and stuttering. The goal is to understand its effects on communication and more importantly, on the future prospect of the individual.
Today in my studies, I read about 12 year old James whose condition provided a case study for the author. James had a congenital motor disorder in the form of mild cerebral palsy. I learned from this case study that children with cerebral palsy not only had their movements uncoordinated but also suffered from learning and communication development disabilities. Due to their limited control of facial expression, gesture and speech, James words are slurred and often unrecognizable.
Communicating with a person with motor disorder is quite complicated as the typical response to questions is a confused gaze. If a trained person like me finds it difficult to manage the situation, then what about untrained people? The