Care recipient (cr) is hard to understand because he she has slurred speech speaks too loudly softly or speaks too fast

Try: Try telling cr that you did not understand what he she said ask him her to say it again more slowly try using a consistent cue or gesture to let cr know you did not understand for example cup your hand over your ear as a reminder to speak louder allow time for cr to express him herself

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Communication, Medical Physical, Social

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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 communication

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

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