This section of the website will share information and resources for Young People who have barriers to communication.
It is difficult when we lack confidence, or have other difficulties with communication. But the good news is – there is help out there!
One type of communication difficult that some people experience is Selective Mutism.
Selective Mutism is an anxiety based condition whereby people find it difficult to communicate in certain situations. It can very difficult for family members and yourself to understand. Here are some links to help with SM:
Another main type of communication difficulty is deafness. Some deaf teenagers report feeling judged by other people, and finding it a barrier to communicating.
Here are some resources and interesting blogs:
Deaf friendly support for young people | Communicating with deaf children (ndcs.org.uk)
10 Things No One Tells You About Being A Deaf Teen (hearinglikeme.com)
Resources – Deaf Unity