A communication profile outlines the ways an individual communicates. It supports others to understand what methods of communication a person is using by giving detailed descriptions of communication behaviours and their meanings. It should also give guidance on how you should adapt your own communication approach to ensure successful interactions.
Communication Profiles give information on what a person likes, dislikes and what they can do in simple, clear and easily understood language. Communication Profiles may be written as placemats or booklets.
Communication Profiles should be written and shared between all people involved with the individual. It should be with an individual wherever they go so that anyone they might meet can instantly be aware of their likes, dislikes and what they can do.
Communication Profiles need to be regularly reviewed and updated.
See some examples below:-
Oxfordshire Total Communication – 1:1 chat time – http://www.oxtc.co.uk/1to1.shtml
Oxfordshire Total Communication – Communication Book – http://www.oxtc.co.uk/communicationbook.shtml
Oxfordshire Total Communication – Personal Communication Dictionary or Personal Gesture Dictionary – http://www.oxtc.co.uk/resources/How%20to%20make%20a%20Personal%20Communication%20Dictionary.pdf
Integrated Treatment Services – My Communication Passport – http://integratedtreatmentservices.co.uk/?resource=my-communication-passport