Victims of discrimination may feel excluded and unwanted and like they're in the wrong for being who they are. This could lead to depression and even suicide. This affects a person’s health negatively and puts them at risk. A target of discrimination may experience a lack in development, especially emotionally and socially. Language and
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. People in society can also be very prejudice and ignorant and think they are better than people with sensory loss, also thinking it gives them the right to make fun at them and making life difficult in the process. Although not all people think the same way there are many other people in society that are very open towards individuals with disabilities and sensory loss and can be very helpful and kind, this can have a positive impact on people’s lives. 1, 3, There are a range of factors that societal attitudes and beliefs impact on service provisions, discrimination is one of the biggest problem in today’s society , people with sensory loss are treated differently, and there a lot of barriers that need to be overcome, service provision is a term used to describe a wide range of activities, including the provision of assistive devices, rehabilitation services, occupational therapy and health services. Although there are a lot of places like this there is still the need to raise awareness so
Clients not socialising or wanting to eat or do activities. Neglect: Whereby a client is not being looked after or cared for appropriately. This may cause the client to change behaviour and become withdrawn and conscious. All of the above would have significant signs of withdrawal and a change in the clients behaviour and attitude. Q3) There are a number of factors which can contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to these types of abuse, including, no or little family contact, their personal communication skills and their past experiences.
A deaf person would not hear this or a blind person may panic as they don’t know the source of the sound. A simple scenario for you or me could be distressing, if not a danger to someone suffering with sensory loss. Every person that has sensory loss will have found their own way of coping with the difficulties they face. This has led to the service providers having to evolve to provide a more personalised service. Most people now are offered a personal budget that
The can miss out on actions that are not spoken .For example someone smiling. We express facial expressions that allow to show how we are feeling. Imagine not being able to to tell by looking at someone you know if they are happy or not. This can lead a person feeling extremity frustrated People with sensory loss can miss out on important information that people with out sensory loss take in day to day with out even realising. For example if we had an visual impairment we may not be able to read written material which is important to us such as a bank statement.
If a disabled person cannot access public facilities this acts as a barrier and takes away their right as a human being to have the same chances as everybody else. How a child or young person is accepted in a particular setting can have an impact on how they develop a negative acceptance because of having a disability could possibly lead to the child or young person feeling depressed and lacking in motivation, they may underachieve and have a reluctance to learn. The child or young person may develop a fear of failure this leading to lack of interest in trying new things and becoming isolated. 3.2 It is important to have a positive attitude towards a child/young person’s disability or specific requirements to enable them to have the same opportunities as everybody else and to enable them to have opportunities to make choices and develop their potential, become independent and make a positive contribution to society. In my setting we have a student who has communication difficulties and uses signalong to communicate, we have all received training in signalong to enable us
Not being able to express their feelings, needs and not being understood can make the service user frightened and distressed as well as a strong possibility of confusion and misunderstanding. In such cases a professional interpreter is needed. It is tempting to use a family member but the service user may not want family members involved in personal discussions about health or care issues.in addition their ability to interpret may not be as good as a professional interpreter’s and misunderstandings can easily
Discrimination can not only affect the person being discriminated against, it can affect their family, the wider community and the person using the discriminatory behaviour. When people are discriminated against they are denied the same advantages as others, therefore do not have the chance to reach their full potential. Thus, they do not progress or experience success which results in damage to their self-esteem which may dampen their motivation to learn. If they do not learn the required skills needed for certain rules they become excluded. Those who inflict the discrimination are also affected as they have the assumption that people have less value or are inferior to them, which leads them to have a false view/ distorted view of the world.
Socially it can effect an individual as they can be made to feel like they don’t belong and nobody wants to be their friend and they are excluded. Having no friends can lead to emotional damage. It can also isolate an individual and they can feel worthless and feel different from others. It can be extremely difficult for children and adults with special needs as it can be harder for them to fit into a mainstream setting as they can be made to feel very different and it may be unintentional but can be very cruel. 1.3.
For example service users with disabilities may not be given a chance to join in with activities due to others thinking that their disability prevents them from being able to do so. This will make the service user feel very different from others. E.g. stress, low self esteem, depression, weight loss/gain, fear, anger, loss of motivation, feeling withdrawn from society. 3.