Care recipient (cr) has trouble understanding what he she reads or following the main point when he she is reading the newspaper

Try: Try reading with cr try reviewing the reading material using the 5w strategy – who what where when why for example who are the characters what happened to the characters in the book what did they do about it where did it happen when did it happen why did it happen try to relate the 5w’s they should refer to the same characters or portion of the story try suggesting that cr write out important

Materials: Pen and paper

Categories: Sage, Topic, Cognitive Intellectual, Medical Physical, Social, Vision, So-So Vision, Poor Vision, 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, Schooling, Elementary

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: Reading comprehend comprehension

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

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