Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Speech Impairment

The most important thing to remember is to give your complete and unhurried attention to those who have difficulty speaking. Give them time to express themselves. Don’t interrupt or complete their sentences for them, but give help when they indicate that they need it.
  • Don’t correct their pronunciation.
  • Ask questions that require short answers or that can be answered with a nod or a gesture.
  • Don’t pretend to understand when you don’t. Repeat what you thought you understood. The person’s reactions will guide you.

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