Aphasia- language impairments; loss of ability to comprehend or procedure language normally
Body Language- use of facial expression, body positions, and vocal inflections to covey a message
Braille- method of communication used by persons with visual impairments, who use fingertips to feel a series of raised dots represented letters & numbers
Communication- exchange of messages
Disorientation- loss of recognition of time, place, or people
Ethnic- relating to customs, language, & traditions of specific groups of people.
Feedback- confirmation that a message was received as intended
Interpreter- a communication professional who mediates between speakers of different languages.
Memo- brief, written communication to relay information
Message- the information the sender wants to communicate.
Nonverbal Communication- communication transmitted without spoken words, such as by facial expressions & body language
Paraphrasing- providing communication feedback by restating one's understanding what was said
Receiver- person for whom a communication is intended
Sender- the person who originates a communication is intended
Sign Language- communication for persons with hearing impairment; uses gestures and forms made with the fingers & hands
Staff Development- process used to educate staff in health care facilities
Symbols- signs, pictures, or other characters used to communicate
Verbal Communication- transmitting messages using words