Holiday Tips

What to say to friends and family:
  • “Please get my attention before starting to speak to me.”
  • “Make eye contact with me the whole time you’re speaking.”
  • “Remember is not loudness I need, but clarity of speech so I can understand – but don’t exaggerate your words, either.”
  • “Please don’t try to talk to me from another room.”
  • “Make sure I sit with my back to the window so the light is on YOUR faces.”
  • “Is there someone who will sit next to me and keep me in the loop of the conversation if I get lost?”
  • “Please turn down/off the music and mute the TV. Can someone turn on the captions, please?”