Support Individuals with Specific Communication Needs
Explain the importance of meeting an individuals
Individuals who have learning difficulties or hearing problems need special attention and support to help them express themselves effectively. It is therefore imperative for the carer to know the individual's preferred method of communication.
The way you communicate with one person will be different from the way you communicate with another. Likewise, each of them will interact with you in different ways. Individuals are free to communicate through their chosen method which should be accepted and valued by those supporting them.
Using the individual’s specific communication methods are particularly important because it’s their major way of communicating. Thus, meeting an individual’s communication needs will help the carer promptly provide everything that they need.
Explain how own role and practice can impact on communication with an individual who has specific communication needs.
Depending on the individuals specific communication needs, it is vital to manage the way you communicate, be it through sign language, verbal or by other means, to suit each and every individual.
Some individuals rely on lip reading to be able to understand what someone is trying to communicate to them, to that you would face towards them making sure you speak clearly, this way it is easier for this individual to understand you.
The same applies with all forms of communicating, if using sign language, make sure all hand motions are visable, if someone is hard of hearing, be sure to speak in a clear tone and at a volume that they will be able to hear.
If you try to communicate incorrectly with a person with very specific ways of communicating, then it is possible to cause the individual distress, cause aggressive behaviour due to anxieties, give wrong information or make the individual feel completely helpless and even alone, none of which...