Recognizing when a person may not understand

There are many ways that a person may demonstrate that they are not understanding. They might:

  • Look confused
  • Shrug their shoulders
  • Get distracted
  • Lean forward to hear better
  • Not respond to questions
  • Answer questions inconsistently
  • Answer questions inappropriately
  • Agree with everything that is said
  • Get agitated or frustrated
  • Move around or act out
  • Start up another activity