Asking for clarification worksheet

What is the theory behind this Asking for clarification worksheet?

Asking the right clarifying questions is a valuable skillIn communication. Clarification requires assertiveness, which is usually lacking in people with low self-esteem . Proper usage of words for clarification makes the process easier and fruitful. After that, the listener’s understanding is checked, and any areas of confusion or misunderstanding are resolved. 

How will the worksheet help?    

This worksheet will help the clients in improving their skill of assertively asking for clarification. It will also help in reflecting their own self esteem and insecurity regarding this skill. 

How to use this worksheet?

To use this worksheet, follow the guidelines provided below and keep them as a day to day reminder. Then sit in a comfortable and distraction free space and answer the questions in their given space.

Asking for clarification worksheet

What do you need clarification for?

How do you view yourself when you find yourself unable to understand something and in need for clarification?

What do you expect from the other person when you are about to ask for clarification?


Phillips, A., & Enderby, P. (2021). How to be assertive. In Developing Leadership Skills for Health and Social Care Professionals (pp. 24-34). Routledge.

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