Strategies for Coping with Neurogenic Communication Disorders

speech language pathology Mar 03, 2023
  1. Educate yourself and your family about the disorder: It is important to understand the specific communication disorder and its impact on communication. This includes learning about the medical and neurological aspects, as well as communication strategies that can help.
  2. Use alternative communication tools and strategies: Such as gestures, facial expression, communication boards, speech generating devices or sign language, can be used to help make communication easier.
  3. Utilize visual aids: Utilizing visual aids such as pictures, symbols, and charts can help individuals with neurogenic communication disorders to understand and express themselves.
  4. Focus on strengths: It is important to focus on the person’s strengths and abilities, rather than their limitations.
  5. Encourage interaction: Social interaction is important for people with communication disorders. Encourage interaction with family and friends by providing a supportive environment.
  6. Provide emotional support: Providing emotional support to individuals with neurogenic communication disorders can help them feel accepted and understood.
  7. Seek professional help: Professional help, such as speech-language therapy, can help to improve communication skills.

Nancy Wariari, MHA, MS.CCC-SLP

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