Aphasia is a condition that robs one of the ability to communicate. It can affect one’s ability to speak, write and understand language, both verbal and written. Aphasia typically occurs suddenly after a stroke or a head injury. If you are looking after someone suffering from Aphasia, here are some aphasia tips to enable better communication.
- Grab Attention before you begin conversation.
- Minimize any background noise.
- Use simple phrases and sentences.
- Don’t raise voice unless indicated.
- Emphasize on keywords.
- Don’t talk down or in a childish voice.
- Have patience. Don’t complete the aphasia sufferer’s sentence.
- Use gestures, writing or drawing.
- Don’t ignore the person in group conversation.
- Encourage independence.
- Confirm with yes/no questions.
- Use apps to communicate better.
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