Yvonne2000 UNIT 4222-258 INTRODUCTORY AWARENESS OF SENSORY LOSS (SS MU 2.1) OUTCOME 2 Understand the importance of effective communication for individuals with sensory loss 2.1. * Sight loss When you meet a person who has poor eye sight or who is blind it is important that you introduce yourself e.g. Hello, it’s Yvonne. Also if you have someone with you make sure you introduce that person or persons so that they are aware of who is there. It’s a good idea to let them know where the person or persons are, either by your side or standing in front or to the left or right of them.
It should be decided if it will be taken during the interview or after the client leaves. The professional should also research the client’s background. Once the client arrives, the professional should greet the client with respect, helping the client to relax. The professional introducing themselves along with a handshake will help with this. Next would be to getting to why the client is there.
Effective communication is important because it can reduce anxiety and confusion, it can improve the relationship between you and the individual, it will build trust between you, improve co-operation and allow you to feel more successful as a caregiver. 1.4 Describe how different forms of dementia may affect the way an individual communicates. It is important to remember that the difficulties and symptoms
If an individual using the service expresses there needs clearly and accurately it can help build up a better understanding between them and the care worker as they can attend to the individuals needs easier. Good communication (written and verbal) could help reduce the risk of mistakes and accidents. For example if a hoist is faulty it should be reported both verbally and in writing so colleagues know not to use it to avoid injuries to the individuals. In relaying this information it also helps to build up trust between team members as well as reducing the risk of accidents. Aiii.
2.3 Sometimes we need to seek advice externally from someone such as a psychologist, music therapy, occupational therapist, speech and language therapist to be able to improve our communication with a client. Sometimes a client can ask or demonstrate things which we don’t understand, this is why it is so important to have good communication amongst the staff working with that client 3.2 I continue to develop my skills for listening, questioning and explaining to improve ways of communicating effectively by using simple words in short sentences and speaking slower and allowing processing time. If the barriers of communication continue to be a problem then I will use body language and/or touch to help. Trying to understand the point of view of or held by another person can also reduce barriers to communication 3.3 The simplest way to check if communication has been understood is to ask the client, in my work setting the client I support will usually give a nod, or show you an open palm. This is their way of telling me they have understood myself 4.2 Confidentially is a day to day necessity, the information which we give one another is only shared with those who directly work with he client unless it is needed for advice for an external body.
Pariental lobe - this is the part of the brain that controls the language we use, special awareness and recognition of places, objects and people.Any damage to this area means that people may begin to lose the skills they once had. Occipital lobe - this is the part of the brain that controls eyesight and our ability to see. 3.Explain why depression, delirium and age related memory impairment may be mistaken for dementia. Depression can sometimes be mistaken for dementia because with dementia a person’s behaviour and feeling of well-being can change and cause the person to appear withdrawn and this for example might be mistaken for depression. However, if the person is depressed then it could be the depression not the dementia causing them ill-being.
2.1 Explain why it is important to find out an individual’s communication and language needs, wishes and preferences. Some people have communication difficulties, people with Autism, dementia or people who are physically unable to speak. In order to support individuals with communication difficulties their needs, need to be understood of the difficulties they face. It is really important to recognize that people are individuals. The way you communicate with mrs a will be different from the way you communicate with Mrs B.
Assertive people state their views and needs directly; use confident body language; and speak in a clear, strong voice. 3. Three ways to handle conflict are: * Attentive listen to the other person’s concerns and criticism. Don’t interrupt or start your defense. * Stay calm.
3. People with dementia often confuse the generations, such as, mistaking their wife for their mother, for example. This can be very distressing for their family members, but it's a natural part of their memory loss. The individual with dementia may be trying to interpret a world that no longer makes sense to them because their brain is processing information wrong. Sometimes the individual with dementia and those around them will misinterpret each other's attempts at communication.
DEM 312 UNDERSTAND AND ENABLE INTERACTION AND COMMUNICATION WITH INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE DEMENTIA There are different types of dementia:--Alzheimers, Vascular, Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Frontal Temporal Dementia Alzheimers--- those in early stages may have lapses in memory or have problems trying to find the right words during a conversation, they may appear to stutter as they try to get the word they want to use. As the disease progresses they may forget names especially of loved ones, places they know well and recent events. Vascular---those with this dementia may have concentration lapses and could find any type of communication difficult to cope with, they may only have sense of their own reality which could be about their past and they will be 100% sure that they are living that reality no