Total Communication

Gloucestershire Total Communication actively promotes all methods of communication. The aim is to support the use of these methods so everyone is included, respected and valued and able to participate fully in communicating.



Empowering people to communicate increases:


  • Self esteem
  • Competence
  • Confidence
  • Ability to make relationships
  • Participation in decision making
  • Control over their own lives


Methods of communication are touch, facial expression, tone of voice, body language, gestures, movement, talking, signs, symbols, pictures, electronic aids and real objects.


All staff at the Centre are trained in Total Communication and we are able to deliver training in house. Please contact the Centre for details.