Care recipient (cr) has slurred speech which is making it hard to understand and communicate with him her

Try: When speaking to cr ask one question at a time use yes no questions if possible if you do not understand what cr said restate what you believe you heard for example try saying did you say _____ allow extra time for cr to respond wait try to remember that a lack of response is not a no response try to reduce distractions by turning the volume down on the tv or radio

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Communication, Medical Physical, Verbal Communication, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm

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References: a caregiver’s guide to huntington’s disease by huntington’s disease society of america 2011 available at www hdsa org

Keywords: Slurred speech slurs speech communication talking stutters stuttering pronunciation pronounces pronounce conversing conversations

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

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