Here are some simple suggestions to help communicate with individuals who have had a stroke.
Use yourself as a guideline by checking how you would feel if someone treated you the same way.
Talk directly to the person rather than through another person.
Help the person to look ahead in life, not back.
Avoid comparisons with others. No two individuals are identical.
Offer to shake hands as you would normally greet a non-impaired person. If they are unable to greet you this way, they will let you know.
If you offer assistance, wait until the offer is accepted before assisting.Then ask for and listen to instructions from the person.
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