Tips for assisting communication for a person who has unclear speech
- Reduce or eliminate any background noise and distractions
- Tell the person if you don’t understand
- Ask the person what they do when not understood.
- Ask the person if they can repeat the word, slow down, say it a different way, spell or write it down, point to a picture or type it on a device.
- Ask the person to tell you what they are communicating about and guess what they might be saying
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