Care recipient (cr) is unable to communicate verbally after a stroke

Try: #a communication board is a sheet of paper or poster board marked off with squares each of which frames a picture and or word releated to a frequent or predictable need for example toilet food nurse television bed blanket ambulance water coffee or tea bed pan shower newspaper razor etc a cr with difficulty speaking can point to a picture or word on the board to communicate his or her need #make a communication board by taking appropriate pictures from magazines or printing them off from a computer #use the ruler and marker to draw a grid on the poster board mount a picture in each square write a descriptive word under each picture tailor the size of the squares to the cr cr’s eyesight and ability to control hand movements larger squares will be easier for a cr with poor eyesight or hand control to use than small ones use both sides of the board and if necessary make several boards and hold them together on a keychain #laminate the communication board at a copy shop to make it stain-resistant #keep the communication board close to the cr cr’s hand

Materials: Poster board notebook-sized magazines with pictures or clip art scissors glue ruler black marker access to laminator keychain if necessary

Categories: Communication, Medical Physical, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, So-So Vision, Verbal Communication, Poor Verbal Comm, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory

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

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