I have a resident that is so soft spoken it is almost impossible to understand what she is saying.
In the past when she spoke it was completely undistinguishable. Even speech therapy had stopped working with her.
However, her roommate is very patient with her. She coaxes and encourages her to speak in a manner that is kind and caring.
Lately, I’ve noticed that this sweet lady is speaking more distinctly and louder.
It’s amazing what a little encouragement and love can accomplish.
What positive re-enforcements have you seen from peer interaction?