A number of factors can affect an individual’s ability to effectively communicate with others. These can prevent a service user from using a service as it can interfere with the individual’s ability to send or receive information about their care. Disability can affect a service user’s ability to communicate with the service workers. Sight impairments can make it difficult for service users to read leaflets and consent forms. This is a barrier because it means that the service user can’t fully access all the information that is required in order for them to use the service entirely e.g.
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. Persons who have dual sensory loss will find it extremely difficult and be frustrated during day to day tasks. It can lead to loss of interests in activities and in some case may cause a person to have little or no contact with the world around them. It can have serious effects if a person misinterprets what they are being spoken to about by their family, friends and possibly medical professionals. Persons with hearing impairments would need to focus on reading lips and body language to uphold conversations just as people with visual impairments would rely on their hearing to be able to function effectively within society.
Nurses and doctors. If a Care Worker uses slang this could cause problems as the Service User may not be familiar due to their age or cultural background and words could be misinterpreted .If someone has a sensory impairment they cannot receive or pass information which would cause a communication barrier, these are commonly sight and hearing impairments. There could be a language barrier which could make communication difficult and frustrating. Communication can be affected by the environment and surroundings a person lives in. Someone who does not see very well and relies on non verbal communication will not benefit if the room is poorly lit.
A feeling of being separate and an increasing sense of isolation can occur because the brain is receiving less stimulation. An extensive loss of vision can result in: • an inability to negotiate the environment • a loss of sense of freedom • a loss of security • a loss of control in their environment. Impact on information One of the needs of people with a sensory impairment is to be able to obtain information. Whether it is written, spoken or signed information, it needs to be in an
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.
Explain what is meant by the term dysarthria. Dysarthria is a disorder of speech 3. Describe the communication challenges presented to the individual and self by dysphasia and dysarthria. People with dysphasia often have language that is fluent with a normal rhythm and articulation but it is meaningless as they fail to comprehend what they are saying because they have problems word finding. So they can be asking for something but the words mean something else and communication could be difficult when talking to the individual.
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
Unit 393: Understand Sensory Loss Sensory loss is an impairment of any of the senses. Without probably realising we use these senses to carry out everyday life. Sensory loss can lead to isolation and frustration for individuals who suffer with these losses. Factors may be simple things we take for granted, for example people who have difficulty hearing and seeing may not be able to enjoy watching TV, a telephone conversation, or be able to distinguish between people’s faces and so on. People’s attitudes and beliefs towards people with sensory difficulties may impact negatively on individuals as they may assume that they lack understanding; quite often it may be those who are making assumptions who are acting incorrectly in accordance with the impairment; for example, people may use a raised voice when speaking to someone with a visual impairment.
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
Are they conducive to communication if an individual is hard of hearing. * Poor lighting, * Lack of privacy * Distractions of surroundings * Bad temperature 1.4 Reasons an individual may use a form of communication which is not based on a formal language system could be due to the person experiencing difficulty with speech or language may use one or more types of nonverbal communication. These may be formal or informal. One example of non-verbal communication frequently used is the use of sign language. There are other forms of non-verbal communication, some are common experience and include gestures, vocalizations: crying, groaning, and the written word.