Health and Social Care Level 3

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Understand Sensory Loss Unit M/601/3467 1.1. Analyse how a range of factors can impact on individuals with sensory loss. 1.2. Analyse how societal attitudes and beliefs impact on individuals with sensory loss. 1.3. Explore how a range of factors, societal attitudes and beliefs impact on service provision. 2.1. Explain the methods of communication used by individuals with: - Sight loss - Hearing loss - Deafness and blindness 2.2. Describe how the environment facilitates effective communication for people with sensory loss. 2.3. Explain how effective communication may have a positive impact on lives on individuals with sensory loss. 3.1. Identify the main causes of sensory loss. 3.2. Define congenital sensory loss and acquired sensory loss. 3.3. Identify the demographic factors that influence the incidence of sensory loss in the population. ƒ‰‡ 1.1 To live a normal life we rely heavily on our senses. With any forms of sensory loss people’s mobility and communication skills are severely affected. This will most certainly lead to isolation issues arising and also feelings of extreme loneliness and helplessness. 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

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