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Start Now to Build Effective Communication

By August 3, 2010

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Healthy communication is important in all aspects of family life. It is especially important (and sometimes more challenging) to foster positive communication with children who have learning disabilities.

Consider starting a tradition of family meetings where everyone shares information about the day's events. Establish a warm and nurturing environment by modeling good listening, maintaining eye contact, and taking turns speaking. Learn tips for active listening and staying connected with our busy lifestyles from your About.com Guides for parenting children and teens.

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November 14, 2006 at 11:10 am
(1) Peggy Zorn says:

Hi Corlia!

This is great!! All the foster parents really enjoyed your Effective Communication Presentation. It really helps in learning how others communicate too. Thanks for writing this article for our foster parents!!

Have a great week!!!!

August 4, 2010 at 2:58 pm
(2) Disability Training says:

Fantastic advice. We’ll pass this article along to some of our colleagues. Thanks!

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