Synchronous and asynchronous communication

Wow, what a title!  There are many ways to communicate.  One way of categorizing them is as synchronous or asynchronous.

In synchronous communication, interaction is immediate.  I talk, you talk, I talk etc.  This includes regular face to face communication and phone calls it also includes Skype.

In asynchronous communication, this immediacy is not there.  There are time separations between communication. This includes e-mail, Twitter, groups like Understood and most web based communication.

Many of us with LD have a strong preference for one or the other.  For me, it’s asynchronous all the way.

If you or your child are having trouble communicating, maybe you are working on the wrong kind of communication.


  1. Your mother would be very proud of you.

    She must be watching down from heaven and smiling.

    I am very proud of you and I am smiling too.



  2. Hi Beverly!

    How are you? Long time no see! I hope all is well with you, Ed Allison, Brian, Cliff and all the grandchildren.

  3. When I was young I was divided between asynchronous and synchronous.

    I love to write, and writing is solitary so I began preferring synchronous communication for several reasons. A lot of people can’t write and much communication–nuances, sarcasm, subtlety is lost when you’re not speaking. There’s an immediate ability to correct a miscommunication when talking, and that can save a lot of time, sometimes a lot of money.

    Especially since I moved from NY I need socialization and not through computer.

    Though I can find the phone and socializing exhausting. It just depends.

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