How Much Do You Know About Communicating With People With Aphasia?

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How Much Do You Know About Communicating With People With Aphasia?

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If the person is struggling to find a word, you should...
    • A. 

      Wait silently, counting to 10, and then fill in the word.

    • B. 

      Fill in the word so they don't have to struggle.

    • C. 

      Give up on the conversation because it's taking too long.

    • D. 

      Wait and then ask them if they want help finding the word if they're still struggling.

  • 2. 
    True or false: People with aphasia understand better if you speak louder.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    True or false: Eliminate as many distractions as possible when having a conversation with someone with aphasia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What is the most important trait to have when communicating with someone who has aphasia?
    • A. 

      Knowledge of sign language

    • B. 

      Patience

    • C. 

      A familiarity with the person

    • D. 

      The ability to make people laugh

  • 5. 
    True or false: It's best to keep your sentences short and simple when speaking with someone who has aphasia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What can you use to aid the conversation with someone who has aphasia? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Gestures

    • B. 

      Drawing

    • C. 

      Writing down words

    • D. 

      Communication apps on an iPad

  • 7. 
    True or false: It is not rude to repeat back what the person with aphasia has said.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    True or false: Encouraging the person with aphasia to use thumbs up/thumbs down gestures instead of speaking aloud "yes" or "no" will hold them back in speech therapy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    True or false: Stress can make communication harder, and many people with aphasia find they have a difficult time finding words when they are under a lot of stress.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    True or false: Carrying around a card that states "I have aphasia" will make people discriminate against you.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    True or false: You should turn on a radio or television when you're trying to speak with someone who has aphasia because the sound will help them remember words.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    True or false: Just because a person is speaking fluently doesn't mean that they understand everything.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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