Futures of the environment that may help or hinder communication: Lighting – Poor lighting can hinder communication especially if the person has a hearing or visual disability, as they may rely on looking at facial expressions. Distractions – Some people can find difficult to concentrate with background noise. People with hearing problem may find difficult to hear clearly if the television or radio is on. Positioning – it is important for effective communication that people can see each other’s body language and facial expressions as these support verbal speech. Barriers – Barriers such a desk or table can block the view of each other’s body language, and create a sense of unease or hierarchy.
When people have any type of sensory loss, their mobility and communication ability will be greatly affected. For instance, a blind person may be able to understand when another person is talking to them directly but they would not be able to see the facial expressions of that person. This could affect their ability to understand the context of the conversation. They may also find it difficult to know when a person is talking to them or somebody else as they are unable to make eye contact. Likewise, a Deaf person would struggle to understand somebody that is talking too fast or that is not face to face with them.
Unit 301 Promote communication in health, Social care, or children’s and young people’s settings Outcome 3 1) People from other backgrounds may use or interpret words differently to what myself or another person may do and express themselves in a different way e.g. people who are confident can be very verbal and use hand gestures and facial expressions to express themselves, whereas someone who is not very confident and perhaps quite shy, may use fewer gestures to communicate and might use less eye contact. Language can also be a barrier to communication, for example; somebody that is learning English as a 2nd language might find it hard to speak to somebody who is fluent English and speaking at a much faster pace. Accents might also effect communication, e.g. someone from Newcastle might find it hard to understand someone from south wales.
People come from different cultures therefore in some cultures one thing could mean a different things from the other,so this could end in missunderstanding and missing information. Sensory barriers is onother issue for people who cannot hear or see,they cannot receive information or pass over if they have impairment to one or both senses. Environment is an issue for those who have disabilities,let say a service user in a wheel chair cannot erach to make eye contact with the receptionist,for communicating could be affected,or might be a dimly lit room and someone who cant see might have difficulties to read or see propely. Using slangs is also not a good thing to do,and people might interpret different. To use a technical language could be scary for the service user as he doesn't understand the terms and start worrying about what is going to happen is case you might, let say ,wanna take the service user to hospital to give blood to make sure on his health.
If effective communication does not take place then service users can feel that they are not in control of their lives or the care that they are receiving and can be left feeling isolated and intimidated by situations. Service users also communicate their consent to any treatment and care that they are to receive and any medication that they are prescribed. Understand how to meet the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of an individual. It is important when considering communication to be aware of the needs of the service user. If the service user has any sensory impairments such as deafness or blindness then different ways of communicating need to be looked at such as sign language.
These actions may be conscious, but as we have discussed, they can often be unconscious or unwitting. Attitudinal barriers: Are not as easy to identify as physical barriers, but they can feel every bit as real to those who are exposed to them. Barriers can be: Physical in nature: Observed in the built environment, for example in accessing buildings, narrow doorways, and the absence of lifts or accessible toilets. Physical Barriers: * Structural abnormalities in the mouth, throat, nose and tongue, the body parts involved in speaking, can prevent a child from speaking words clearly. Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder in which muscles of mouth, face and
For people who are blind or partially sighted impacts on the individual can include losing the ability to read peoples facial expressions, body language or to see bodily gestures. This will also affect their reading skills such as simple things like reading books, magazine even personal documents such as bank statements or household bills which in time will cause tensions for the person and may cause the to withdraw from society. Relying on some one else to read their written communication in regards to private correspondence has an effect on maintaining the persons dignity and confidentiality. For people who have hearing impairments or deafness they will have problems with communication with others face to face as the wont hear all or none of the
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. If the client has learning disabilities or any other for that matter, this can also make them vulnerable as they may have communication problems and may not understand what is going on around them. This may cause them to not know
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
Can hinder or prevent people speaking. Visual impairment can be caused by various conditions when people cant see normally it can prevent them from seeing facial expressions and body language and gestures which is important form of everyday communication. Language or accents , these both can hinder communication for instance being down south originally some people can’t understand what I