- Try to ask questions that require only short answers or a nod of the head.
- Do not speak for the individual or attempt to finish their sentences.
- If you are having difficulty understanding the individual, consider writing as an alternative means of communicating, but first ask if this is acceptable.
- Do not raise your voice. Most people with speech impairments can hear and understand.
- Do not allow the person to be excluded and ignored during meetings or from conversations.
Wednesday, 2 July 2008