Which of these would not be helpful when dealing with a patient with a speech impairment?
Use an assistive device, such as a whiteboard, so the resident can write down words he or she is having difficulty communicating.
Try and complete the resident’s sentence when he or she is having trouble.
Be patient as the resident tries to communicate his or her needs.
Encourage the resident to use gestures and non-verbal communication when words are too difficult.
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