How could this situation have been made easier for Douglas?

At his next speech and language therapy session Douglas tells his therapist about the difficulties he experienced at the restaurant. Together they come up with some ways to make the situation easier in the future:

handwritten notepad entry detailing strategies for handling the restaurant situation better

Restaurant strategies:

  • Access a copy of menu prior to going to restaurant
  • Rehearse saying choices at home
  • Write down his choices on a prompt card
  • Tell the waiter about his speech difficulties and ask the waiter to give him extra time to make his choices
  • Ask if the restaurant has a photo menu to allow him to quickly recognise the meals and point to the one he wants
  • Get Catriona to order for him until he is more confident

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