Cypw Shc 21

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SHC 21 2 2.1 Find out an individual’s communication and language needs, wishes and preferences Not everyone communicates in the same way. It is important to find out a person’s communication preferences to be able to support them in the best way and meet their needs. People can have a wide range of communication needs such as: * Language * Physical ability * Culture * Self-confidence * Level of learning ability You can find out an individual’s preferred communication method by asking them or their parents if they have any preferences, observing them, discussing with your team partially someone who has previously worked with the individual and reading any information you have about them. 3.1 Identify barriers to communication. Sometimes communication isn’t always straight forward. There can be many different barriers which makes communication difficult such as a disability. For example a child that is visual or verbal impaired. Or has a learning disability. Language can also be a barrier; if you both do not speak the same language communication could become difficult. Distractions such as noise and things happening nearby can become a barrier especially for young children. Personal situations such as problems at home can create a barrier for both children and parents. 3.4 Identify sources of information and support of services to enable more effective communication. Sometimes help will be needed to help support and meet an individual’s needs. This help can come for many different sources such as. * Speech therapists - Can assess and treat problems with speech. * Specialist teachers – For help with learning needs. * Translation and interpretation services - to assist some who does not speak English. * Sign language - Can give assistance to an individual who is deaf or has an hearing impairment *
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