Tips for visiting the doctor

Doctors may tell you lots of things.

It can be hard to understand.

Tell your doctor it is hard to understand them.


ask them to talk in a way you understand. Like

  • in a slow way
  • they don’t use big words
  • they use pictures

You can write down what the doctor tells you.

A support person can help you.

You can ask the doctor to write.


Before you go to the doctor write down


  • what you want to say
  • questions you want to ask

A support person can help you write.

It can be hard to remember what you want to tell the doctor.

You can bring

  • things that make you feel comfortable. Like a toy or headphones.
  • Fun things to do while you wait. Like and iPad
  • things that help you communicate