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AnimalBoy

784d

whether it's because you're non verbal, struggling with auditory processing, or just for fun what's your favourite way to communicate without speech?

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    • AnimalBoy

      776d

      @ALEXjpg I do that a lot too!

    • ALEXjpg

      776d

      i use oneword answers connected with a lot of ''mmmm'' or excessive head shaking /nodding

      • AnimalBoy

        776d

        @ALEXjpg I do that a lot too!

    • emilio

      779d

      blinking when irl and reaction images online

    • Minthe

      780d

      I like to use the little bit of asl I know

    • sleepyriv

      780d

      gifs !!!

    • CloverDeer

      781d

      I do nodding, shaking my head, and pointing.

    • Clemmens

      783d

      Pointing at things or typing on a keyboard

    • SunInAugust

      783d

      The American sign language sign for jelly fish is an absolutely delightful stim

    • sea_turtle

      783d

      I'm starting to learn ASL, and communicate a lot through texting or writing things down. I usually don't struggle speaking, but I have a hard time hearing people sometimes and people have a hard time understanding me sometimes

    • ourple

      783d

      I type in my phone notepad and show the person I want to talk to.

    • Pingu

      783d

      Hissing like a cat

    • RCM

      783d

      I often talk in gifs

    • MatchaBunn

      783d

      I like pointing to things, or pulling someone toward something; and if it’s necessary, I find mirroring what I need help with to be intuitive. But I love writing so much more than talking, and gifs/emojis when words aren’t coming.

    • Snowy

      784d

      ASL! I've only started learning it recently. My bf is fluent, so he teaches me. It's a total game changer for when I'm really overwhelmed. I am capable of talking, but it's like it uses 80% of my energy instead of 10%. So when I have to talk it just makes everything worse. I couldn't even BELIEVE the relief the first time I knew enough ASL to sign to my bf when I was overwhelmed. Eager to learn more!! Maybe a summer project :)

    • GlamRock

      784d

      I do grabby hands when I want something (to my friends lol) or I'll like slightly whine about stuff I don't want to do

    • BeaBea

      784d

      Animal noises like little meows to indicate my mood. Sounds weird but it’s so much easier than finding the emotion words I need

    • Cleigh

      784d

      I like to use my head nods some times but mostly strange faces... My husband has learned very quickly it's simpler to just ask yes or no questions 🤣

      • MatchaBunn

        783d

        @Cleigh I also find that my face does a lot of talking about how I’m feeling, but I don’t think it’s super easy for others to pick up on.

    • angelgirl

      784d

      sign language! :) i took it all throughout hs for it and my bf loves learning it to talk to me sometimes :)

      • AnimalBoy

        784d

        @angelgirl I havent been able to take any courses so I use a mix of sign and random hand signals!

    • ToastyToast

      784d

      I've confused one of my physical therapists by simply pointing at something I needed. The something was the body armor drink I had brought that day. I ended up having to talk, but it wasn't much.

      • AnimalBoy

        784d

        @ToastyToast I've most often seen annoyance in response to pointing but that's probably because my culture considers pointing with your hands to be rude

    • Atlas

      784d

      I like to just type it out then have them read it when I'm done.

      • AnimalBoy

        784d

        @Atlas I have an app called emergency chat for that bc I like to do that in non casual settings but I usually use hand signals and basic sign language

    • vlynz

      784d

      i do like weird mmmmmm whines, i’ve learned not to do it around anyone but my boyfriend because it’s annoying. sometimes he does it back to me to make me feel more comfortable :)

      • Cleigh

        784d

        @vlynz I love this I'm glad you found a partner that's so supportive💕💕

      • AnimalBoy

        784d

        @vlynz I love when my boyfriend makes my sounds back at me! He does it a lot when he's confused about why im making sounds which makes for a funny conversation when I do it to him while I'm not paying attention/aware of it so we're both confused

    • snurmdog

      784d

      Emojis

    • Ahndrayuh

      784d

      SpongeBob screenshots

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