Communication Skills for Partnerships

Turnbull and Turnbull cite essential nonverbal and verbal communication skills that foster parent/professional relationships.

Important nonverbal skills include physical attending (contact, facial expressions, and gestures) and empathic listening (standing in the other person’s shoes and seeing life through their eyes).

Verbal communication is enhanced by the following skills:

Instant Feedback:

Both verbal and nonverbal communication skills are crucial to the empowerment process.

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