communication difficulties

One Skill Video app for communication difficulties    Free Download

Aphasia and stroke apps for androidNeuro Hero’s One Skill Video app helps health care professionals, friends and family learn how to interact with someone who is living with communication difficulties. Each video is less than three minutes long and includes three elements: it shows how a conversation can go wrong, how to have a more productiveAphasia and stroke apps for ios conversation and it helps you to remember the important points. Free download available for Apple IOS and Android Devices.
 

Reduce background noise

We can become accustomed to background noise so that we don’t notice when it’s making communication difficult.

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Use simple sentences

We often combine two or more ideas without realising or use complex sentence structures that are difficult to process.

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Give time to respond

People with communication difficulties often need extra time to process what you are saying and come up with a response.

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One question at a time

Difficulty processing questions is a common barrier to communication for people living with communication difficulties.

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Offer written choices

It may be difficult to choose between spoken options, it can help to write down each alternative.

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Don’t pretend to understand

It may be tempting to pretend that we understand what someone is saying but it is better to admit when we don’t.
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Write down keywords

You can make interactions easier by writing down key words during a conversation.
 
 
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Don’t patronise
 

We may not realise that we are speaking in a patronising manor. It is important for everyone to feel respected.
 
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Ask what helps

There are numerous strategies that may help some people but not others. It is important to ask each person what helps them.

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Watch a sample video

One question at a time.