What might you see? Difficulty paying attention to what is being said Misinterpreting what is said Being "off topic" compared to the rest of the people in the conversation How can you help? Get the service member or veteran’s attention before speaking. Be clear and to the point. Keep it simple. Reduce distractions if possible. Ask the service member or veteran to restate what they heard to ensure understanding. You may have to talk more slowly and pause frequently to allow the person time to process and respond. Avoid abrupt topic changes. In group settings, help set a slower pace of conversation.