1 Jan 2005

Communication for Person Centred Planning

An important first step in Person Centred Planning is to understand each person’s unique way of getting their message across. This can vary from person to person, and can depend on the person’s level of spoken language, their eye contact, and their body language. It is important in getting Person Centred Planning started that each individual is recognised as having their own particular way of communicating. Without an understanding of this we will struggle to achieve a person centred approach, and to hear about people’s hopes and needs, and to achieving a better life for each person. This booklet is meant to offer practical help and give hints on how to begin to understand the person and their communication.

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities