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merit 4 my own client

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Merit 4 my own client My client Jim doesn't have any trouble hearing but he finds it quite difficult to talk as the stroke affected his speech. I would talk to Jim just like I would talk to anyone else, in a dignified manner. Disability etiquette Listen attentively when you're talking to a person who has speech impairment. Keep your manner encouraging rather than correcting. Exercise patience rather than attempting to speak for a person with a speech difficulty. When necessary ask short questions that require short answers or a nod or a shake of the head. Never pretend to understand if you are having difficulty doing. ...read more.

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Where the client is unable to handle knowledge his/her self an advocate can become the holder and user of knowledge for them. Clients like Jim with speaking difficulties can sometimes find it impossible to express their needs, wishes and rights effectively. This is due to a disability or they may just be too frightened to speak up for themselves and say how they feel or ask for what they want. The advocate is usually a carer, family member or it could be someone who understands the client's beliefs and is able to communicate them to the workers. As far as possible, workers aim to promote self-advocacy encouraging clients to be more independent and develop skills where they will be able to express themselves and make their own decisions. ...read more.

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Sign language is used by people who are hard of hearing and for people like Jim who have speech impairment. Sign language is a language which uses lip patterns, combining hand shapes and facial expressions to express a client's feelings and thoughts. Below is an illustration showing the alphabet for sign language Meeting people with speech difficulties A client with a speech difficulty may cause embarrassment and frustration on both sides: * When talking with a person with a speech impairment be patient and encouraging and pay full attention * Do not correct or finish the person's sentences. Wait quietly for the person to finish what they are saying * Where possible ask short questions that require short answers * Never pretend to understand what the person said. Repeat what you understood and the person's reaction will guide you ...read more.

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