Care recipient (cr) has lost the ability to speak coherently and cannot communicate accurately

Try: If the cr can write help him or her write thoughts or needs on paper if the cr can’t communicate read or write accurately create pictures of everyday situations by drawing or cutting them from magazines and attaching to cardstock when the time comes to take a nap watch tv or eat dinner find a corresponding picture of the activity and show it to the cr wait for the cr to recognize and respond to the picture if possible before proceeding with the activity encourage the cr to use the pictures to communicate his or her needs to you and to others

Materials: Pen pencil notebook colored pictures magazines scissors cardstock

Categories: Communication, Social, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

Information: The loss of ability to speak coherently is sometimes referred to as aphasia

References: n/a

Keywords: Aphasia communicate communication converse writing reading understanding speech

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

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