The Profoundness Of Wordless Communication

March 04, 2022

Wordless communication has taken on a deeper meaning for our family and I'd like to share this one amazing instance to prove that.

I’d like to share a simple story that really touched my heart. It happened one early evening while I was busy working and trying to finish my tasks for the day. My two sons were eating dinner but since they’ve had a busy day playing outside, we let our younger son use the tablet when he said that he wanted to watch some videos.

The Profoundness Of Wordless Communication

The Profoundness Of Wordless Communication


So while our younger son was busy watching his favorite shows, my older son went to my left side, touched my arm, looked at me in the eyes, and then flashed a big smile. I knew right at that instant what it was that he wanted: he was borrowing my phone.

I don’t know how to describe how I felt that time except that I was overflowing with happiness when my son made an effort to communicate with me. It was a wordless communication but it was deep, his eyes were full of meaning so that I understood right away what he was trying to tell me.

I felt that we, his parents, have already made a deep connection with him to the point that we didn’t need words anymore to understand him. A simple gaze, the movement of his hand, and his body language are enough to tell us what he needed.

When he smiles, we know that he is happy and contented. When he cries, it’s mostly because we couldn’t understand what he was trying to tell us. Just the same, we still pray that he’d be able to talk soon. But as I always say, a day at a time.

I’m sure other special needs parents have had similar experiences especially if they have a non-verbal child. There are magical moments like that which will catch us by surprise. It was also reassuring to know that our special needs children will always find a way to communicate with us in some other form other than words or speech.

One of our biggest concerns, when we found out that our son has GDD, is that we were afraid that he might not be able to tell us what he was feeling, such as if he was sick or feeling pain. As the days passed, we soon realized though that there are other forms of communicating such as through gestures. But again, we’d be the happiest people in the world if he uttered his first word. Until then, we’d share the love with each other through wordless communication.

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1 comment

  1. Thank you for sharing this very informative blog.
    Helpful for all parents like me.

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