Section 2: Comprehension Support

Comprehension Assistance for Comprehension

A support person who knows the person well, can assist an individual to understand by:

  • Checking comprehension
  • Flagging language that may be too complex
  • Rephrasing information in ways the individual understands
  • Relating information to the person’s lived experience
  • Using appropriate visual support tools

Refer to handout for links to CDAC’s online training for communication assistants.