Top 10 Tips for Talking To a Survivor of Stroke with Aphasia

  1. Use pen and paper.
  2. Say one thing at a time.
  3. Don’t pretend to understand.
  4. Don’t rush. Slow down, be patient.
  5. Draw diagrams or pictures.
  6. Write down key words.
  7. Relax. Be natural.
  8. Recap. Check that you both understand.
  9. Ask what helps.
  10. Reduce background noise.