Speech pathologists should talk with the person with aphasia and their family about the roles the client has in the family and community.
Reference: Coffin et al., 2004
NHMRC level of Evidence: GPP
Rationale: Apart from helping to build a relationship, conversation may reveal important information that guides interactions and management. For example, it may become apparent the client is an elder in which case a particular level of respect is appropriate.
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