IS THAT CLEAR?: Effective communication in a neurodiverse world

IS THAT CLEAR?: Effective communication in a neurodiverse world

IS THAT CLEAR?: Effective communication in a neurodiverse world

IS THAT CLEAR?: Effective communication in a neurodiverse world

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Whether we're aware of it or not, we will all know an autistic person, which makes this exciting new book an essential read for all.

Language experts Zanne Gaynor and Kathryn Alevizos and autism consultant Joe Butler, combine their knowledge and experience in this unique and accessible guide to more inclusive communication in a neurodiverse world.

Every autistic person experiences differences in communication. A lack of recognition of this can lead to miscommunication and heightened anxiety for many autistic people. Is That Clear? recognises and addresses this by offering practical tips, which have all been reviewed and endorsed by autistic readers.

Condensed into bite-sized chapters, the book covers key areas from instructions and questions to figurative speech, the pitfalls of small talk and phone calls - and much more.

A highly recommended read that sensitively promotes inclusion and diversity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781916280021
Publisher: Acrobat-Global
Publication date: 10/01/2020
Series: Is That Clear? , #2
Edition description: Effective Communication in a Neurodiverse World ed.
Pages: 100
Sales rank: 434,483
Product dimensions: 4.37(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.27(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword by Joe Butler 9

Preface by Zanne Gaynor 16

and Kathryn Alevizos

1. Adapting your language

1.1 Pause and pace 20

1.2 Unnecessary words 22

1.3 Disappearing sounds 24

1.4 Instructions 26

1.5 Questions can be difficult 30

1.6 What are you really asking? 32

1.7 Make it personal 34

1.8 Expressions of time 36

1.9 Ambiguous language 38

1.10 Getting your wires crossed 40

1.11 Tricky word sets 42

1.12 When politeness is a problem 44

2. Inclusive not exclusive

2.1 Making small talk work 48

2.2 Did you hear the one about ...? 52

2.3 Including everyone 54

2.4 Making groups work 56

2.5 Valuing different identities 58

3. Different ways to communicate

3.1 Non-verbal communication 62

3.2 Visual aids 64

3.3 Written communication 68

3.4 Phone calls 70

3.5 Online conversations 74

3.6 Talks and presentations 78

Conclusion 80

10 steps autistic people need you to take 82

Note 84

Appendix A: Ambiguous time expressions 87

Appendix B: Idioms 88

Appendix C: Tricky word sets 90

Answer key 93

About the authors 96

Acknowledgements 98

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