- This skill
the most important
psychological need. It can be done with eyes, gestures, voice or
even computers. Communication requires concentration, whatever the
method necessitates the ability to receive information, interpret,
- The oral-motor precursor to speech. Involves ability to chew,
swallow and drink safely, without coughing, choking or fatigue.
Requires coordination between breathing patterns and movements of
the mouth and tongue..
- A method of communication using the voice. Involves the ability to
sustain a long, effortless exhalation as the words are spoken.
Requires the fine muscles of the face , tongue, and jaw to move with
absolute control. Should be easily understood by all.