Profiles provide an effective way to demonstrate how a person communicates with others and how we should communicate with them.
Gloucestershire Total Communication have two versions – placemats and booklets.
“This is an example of a ‘placemat’ style Communication Profile. You need to fill in the larger booklet one, to ensure that you don’t forget anything important, then condense the information that is applicable to me. I can have a grid on both sides of A4 (landscape style is good), which can then be laminated for me to carry with me in my bag wherever I go. If you add some photos of me and some of my friends, it encourages me to share it with other people. I can show them the photos and they can read the important things about me. You can use lots of different headings, depending on what is appropriate for me.”