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PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE:
The Center is a proud partner of Pathways to Independence, a Clayton-based non-profit serving adults with disabilities.
Our SLPs instruct a program focusing on participant-identified social topics: Social College.
Visit pathways2independence.com for more information.
FOR SPEAKING TO ADULTS WITH SPEECH-LANGUAGE DISORDERS
Keep sentences and questions short.
Allow extra time for responding. Don't hurry them.
Reduce background noises that may be distracting (TV, radio, etc.) or move to a quite area.
Begin the conversation with casual topics (the weather, meals). Avoid crucial messages at the beginning.
Talk about familiar subjects such as family members and special interests of the person.
Stick to a topic. Avoid quick shifts from topic to topic.
Give them a moment to reminisce. Memories are important.
Give them choices to ease decision making: "Do you want tea or coffee?" instead of "What do you want to drink?"
Be an active listener. Look for hints from eye gaze and gestures.