Aphasia Tips
Aphasia Tips

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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