Describe Ways To Reduce Barriers To Communication

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Unit 1 Principles of communication in adult social care settings. 1.1 Q. Identify different reasons why people communicate. A. There are many different reasons why people communicate, the main reasons being to get to know each other and to know things about each other. Also to express how we feel, to let people know of our needs, of things that we like and don’t like. Communication enables us to give and receive information, whether it be about a person, place or feelings and needs. 1.2 Q. Explain how effective communication affects all aspects of working in adult social care settings. A. Effective communication affects all aspects of working in adult social care settings as it builds up team work and creates…show more content…
Barriers to communication could include not being able to understand or being aware of someone’s needs, wishes, beliefs values or culture, whether from the individual not being able to communicate properly through a disability( speech impediment/ deafness) or through ignorance. Having a noisy or uncomfortable environment could have a part to play as the individual may not feel comfortable or may feel they have lack of privacy. The language we/they use could also cause problems, whether someone doesn’t speak properly or clearly, or if the language being used isn’t the individuals first language. 3.2 Q. Describe ways to reduce barriers to communication A Ways to reduce barriers to communication could include:- *Showing that you are listening and interested in what the individual has to say. *providing an appropriate surrounding or environment. *making sure the individual is comfortable with the environment. *Understanding and being aware of the individual’s needs, wishes, beliefs, values and culture. *make sure you are being non-judgemental. *supporting an individual in communicating and expressing their needs. *Speaking slowly and clearly in a way that the individual understands 3.3 Q. Describe ways to check that communication has been
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