A person with an intellectual disability, with their carer and a nurse sitting on a sofa.

Guidelines for enabling communication

Effective communication is key to building relationships with a person with an intellectual disability. It is essential in maintaining positive encounters.

Take some time to review these guidelines for enabling good communication with a person with an intellectual disability.

A poster of guidelines for communication. This is available in the Related Links section below

Thinking about these guidelines

  • Which guideline do you think is the most important for ensuring a successful health assessment with a person with an intellectual disability?
  • Which do you think is the most difficult? Why?
  • Do you have any guidelines you would include based on your experience?

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This article is from the free online course:

Improving Health Assessments for People with an Intellectual Disability

Trinity College Dublin