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Finding & recalling words

Communication is about partnership. If you have trouble, let those you talk with most often know what's difficult so they can help you. Also, set some rules and let them know. For example, if you can't find a word, do you want them to help you find it, or do you want them just to give you more time?

It can be frustrating when you can't find the words. But there are things you can do to make it easier.

General tips to help you communicate

  • books
  • communication book
  • internet
  • magazines
  • music
  • personal portfolio
  • photos
  • television
  • texting.


What can I do if I can't find a word?

Tips to help you remember names

Written by community speech-language therapists, Canterbury DHB. Adapted by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed December 2016.


See also:

Tips for reading, writing and using the phone

Images from, by Stuart Miles

Page reference: 121581

Review key: HISCD-79694