The negative side of sensory loss is that they may find it hard to feed themselves, dressing themselves and that their mobility may deteariate. Also, hobbies and interests can have a negative impact on their lives. Some people may also feel alone and scared due to sensory loss. There is support for the deaf and blind to give them a better outlook on life. 1.4 Steps that can be taken to overcome the negative factors could be that you make sure all areas are clear of obstacles so therefore an individual with eye sight impairment might fall over or fall into.
Orientation can be affected and people can lose a sense of what is around them and where they are. This can result in a loss of sense of freedom, a loss of security, and a loss of control in their environment. Hearing loss can make face to face communication difficult and can cause people to feel isolated and excluded from conversations. 1.2 identify steps that can be taken to overcome factors that have a negative impact on individuals with sensory loss People with sensory loss need to find other ways in which they can obtain information. Makaton and BSL can help people with hearing loss.
1.3 Explain how distress may affect the way an individual communicates. All individuals may react differently when feeling distressed. Some may become quiet, and not want to talk or make eye contact with you. Others may become angrier, and do all the talking in the conversation, and they may begin shouting. Individual’s self-esteem can be low, and their body language may be closed or negative, this can make communication difficult with an individual whom is distressed because you may not get any feed back from them, or you may not get a change to talk or be listened to to help them.
By assessing their needs accessing their needs and getting required information about their communication needs you can find out the best way to communicate with a certain individual. By not using the correct aids and equipment, such as hearing aids, can make individuals feel isolated or they may even hold back on communicating at all. 3. Analyse features of the environment that may help or hinder communication. Some features that will help or hinder communication are things like lighting, if the lighting is poor they may not be able to see sufficiently and may not understand you, whereas if it is good they will be able to see what is going on around them and also will be able to see what you are doing or saying.
CT279: Understanding Sensory Loss. 1, 1, There are a number of factors that can impact individuals with sensory loss, communication and awareness plays a big role in this, they may also find it difficult to feed themselves, dressing, mobility, hobbies and interests can have a major negative impact on their lives. They could also feel scared and alone. There can also be positive factors that could impact on individuals lives, increased help, aids for support and a good support team could give them a better outlook on life. 1, 2, Societal attitudes and beliefs can impact individuals with sensory loss in quite a negative way because people in society can be very judgmental towards people with disabilities, and put them in a group of people with below average intelligence and assume they can’t do or think the same way as other people without disabilities can.
Outcome 1 1.1 There are many ways a range of factors can have a negative impact on an individual with sensory loss such as an individual can miss out on important day to day information that many take for granted. Individuals with sensory loss can also find it difficult with tasks such as feeding or dressing themselves, independent mobility and participating in hobbies. Though there can be some positive impacts such as an individual can receive increased help or care and a range of aids available to support them. 1.2 Steps can be taken to overcome factors that have a negative impact on individuals with sensory loss. Some steps that should be taken are making sure areas are clear of any obstacles that could be tripped over or bumped into, making sure the surrounding area is quite and well lit and when speaking to and individual with hearing loss always face them and speak
Unit 393 - Understand Sensory Loss 1.1; Sensory losses can have a very negative impact on individuals that suffer from them, it can lead to loneliness and possibly isolation. As we use our senses to understand the world around us through body language, collecting information and communicating, when someone’s senses is impaired it can affect the way they perceive situations. If a person has hearing loss then something as simple as hearing the doorbell can be difficult, this can lead to not being able to socialise and communicate effectively and could develop into isolation is extreme circumstances. Talking on the telephone and watching television will be a frustrating task for someone with sensory loss. Visual impairments can also be difficult in these situations and may affect a person’s ability to read body language, facial expressions and see gestures.
Unit 4222-258 Introductory awareness of sensory loss (SSMU 2.1) Learning Outcome 1 2) identify steps that can be taken to overcome factors that have a negative impact on the individuals with sensory loss Sensory loss can have a negative impact on communication, information, layout, routines and mobility for the individual. Support workers must ensure that the people they support have regular access to sight and hearing tests, as a cataract operation, if needed, could restore some sight and hearing aids if required can help overcome hearing problems. Both of these steps could help negate the isolating effect of sensory loss. When communicating with someone who has sight loss, you should: * always say who you are * always say what you are going to do and be specific * always talk directly to the person and use their name * always stand in a place where you can be seen, if necessary, touch for attention * always take the time to answer questions * always tell the person you are leaving them, do not just walk away. In my place of work we have a service user with learning difficulties and some sight loss, who can react badly to unannounced actions by support workers.
Language barriers can cause people to feel discriminated against, meaning that they make feel unhappy and uncomfortable in the setting. This can really lower their self-esteem and make them feel that they are not worthy. Also, without the right equipment and support, the service user may not receive the right care and help that they need causing things to become worse for
Outcome 2 2.1 Picture boards, brail, sign language, finger writing, hearing aids. 2.2 my own role and practice can impact on an individual who has specific communication needs as if you do not communicate with a person in a way that they understand they may feel left out and alone, hence they may suffer from additional mental health disabilities such as depression. When you do spend time with a service user, and do include them and communicate in a way that they understand then they will feel as if they are valued Features of the environment that may help or hinder communication include: Visual Factors Lighting conditions: light should be on the talker's face Interfering objects: visual noise Distance: no further than 6 feet from the talker Talker's Face: face/mouth should not be covered head movements should be well-lit no eating, chewing, smoking moustaches