Connections in Ohio supports individuals who communicate in non-traditional ways. Over the years, we have successfully assisted those who communicate with touch talkers, communication boards, sign language and bi-lingual individuals. We believe that all people, regardless of their expressive language skills, communicate effectively in non-verbal ways. Our staff is trained to observe all individuals’ non-verbal language. This helps us detect their emotions and temperament and avoid frustration caused by an inability to communicate effectively.
Each individual we support has an ISP that identifies special language considerations, and our training is tailored to meet these unique needs. Providing a structured environment, a typical daily routine, and consistency in staff facilitates positive outcomes as well. Through exposure to the community and by engaging in activities that they enjoy, the individuals we support soon become more capable of interacting with others.