Care recipient (cr) has a hard time using the muscles needed to form words and produce sounds his her speech is often slurred slow or garbled

Try: Help cr do his her prescribed speech exercises properly and regularly allow ample time for cr to express him herself encourage cr to take time to speak inform those around cr about his her speech impairment so they too allow cr time to express him herself

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Cognitive Intellectual, Communication, Medical Physical, Social, Hearing, So-So Hearing, Poor Hearing, Verbal Communication, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, 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: Speech slurred garbled communication

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

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