The Caregiver's Journey

Writing

What you might see:

  • Problems expressing thoughts in writing 
  • Problems getting started writing 
  • Writing the same words or phrase over and over (perseveration)

How you can help:

  • Practice writing with your service member/veteran. For example, write letters to friends or relatives.
  • Make a list of openings (i.e., Dear, Hello, Hi, etc.) and closings (i.e., Thank You, Sincerely, Yours Truly) and the reasons for selecting them.
  • Suggest saying words out loud before writing them. 
  • Suggest reading what is written to make sure it makes sense.