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- Give complete, unhurried attention when talking to someone who has difficulty speaking.
- If understanding the person is troublesome, don't simply pretend to understand. Ask the
student to repeat what was said. If this doesn't work, use writing as an alternative form
- If distracting noise makes it more difficult to understanding the person, move to a
- Be patient and do not speak for people. Let them complete their own sentences.
- When necessary, ask short questions that require short answers (or a nod, or shake
of the head).