Communications – Part 1
I’ve been told/accused really of being terrible at communicating. I think verbally and written I communicate my thoughts rather succinctly.
Some years ago, I was expressing this issue with a friend (let’s call him Fred). Now Fred to be clear has several TBI’s (Traumatic Brain Injury) from a car accident, but let’s not hold that against him.
He suggested I do a course he did in communications. Fred told me he had thought he was really good at communicating, but having participated in the course, he realised even he could improve.
I told him, I had no time to do a course, no cash and no ability to get to a College or University. He told me not to worry about it. It was FREE and she would come to me! What? Sounds too good to be true. Fred gave me her number and I rang her and it wasn’t an actual “Course” but I think it was more of a study. I had to explain, who I was how I had “gotten” my ABI (Acquired Brain Injury). Keeping in mind I was born with my AVM (Arterial Venus Malformation).
I thought I was having a decent conversation who actually seemed excited to be working with me. That sounded weird, but seriously.
Then she asked me when I’d had my CAR ACCIDENT?
I was not eligible for this communication course.
What’s worse than that is, this list of things.
- I don’t have a communication problem
- People have a hearing/listening problem.
- All of these “research” trials are based on people with TBI’s because they can dip into the TAC bucket of money.
- No one is doing any kinds of study on the different kinds of ABI/TBi’s and how they are different.
I think my communication is different to other types of ABI, particularly TBI (no offense to people with TBI’s). So many more things wrong with this…