Care recipient (cr) has trouble expressing his her thoughts in writing getting started writing or writes the same words or phrases over and over

Try: Practice writing with cr for example suggest that cr write letters to friends or relatives suggest that cr make a list of openings i e dear hello hi etc and closings i e thank you sincerely yours truly and the reasons for selecting them suggest that cr say words out loud before writing them suggest that cr read what he she has written to make sure it makes sense

Materials: Paper and pen

Categories: Sage, Topic, Cognitive Intellectual, Communication, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Personal, Social, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

Information: Or say it out loud this will help cr use other senses to increase comprehension try to emphasize important information in the text

References: traumatic brain injury a guide for caregivers of service members and veterans – module 2 by the office of the u s surgeon general no date available at www traumaticbraininjuryatoz org

Keywords: Writing nonverbal communication letters poetry

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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