Children and young people say that they sometimes feel angry, frustrated and distressed if others don’t understand them. They can also feel these emotions when for example others interrupt, shout or tease and don’t take the time to listen.
Research into the views of children and young people with communication needs shows the importance of adults in their environment:
- Taking the time to get to know them,
- Listening carefully to them, and
- Supporting them to do tasks for themselves.
There are various factors that can influence the impact of having difficulties with talking and understanding.