Not Speaking Clearly

What might you see?

  • Slurred speech
  • Speaking too loudly or softly
  • Speaking too rapidly

How can you help?

  • Tell your family member that you did not understand what they said. Ask them to say it again more slowly or using different words.
  • Use a consistent cue or gesture to let them know you did not understand. For example, cup your hand over your ear as a reminder to speak louder.
  • Allow time for your family member to express themselves.