Developing communication systems for people

with language problems is the goal of several research

projects.

Communicate directly with the client. Do not try to finish the client’s sentence or fill in words. Allow extra

time for the client to think and form responses.

The first step in interacting is to achieve a successful

introduction. If the client knows your name and purpose, cooperation is more likely.

 If possible, learn how

the client communicates (signing, writing, touch) and

then encourage him or her to become actively involved

in the communication process.