How Can Different Factors Inhibit and Improve Communication

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How can positioning inhibit and improve communication? Positioning can create barrier on receiving and interpreting messages which inhibit communication. If we cannot see each other then it will inhibit communication. In care setting, it is important to keep our eyes at the same level as the person that we are communicating with. But it is as important to consider positioning while working with different people having different difficulties. For example in early year setting, children look at our facial expression and listen to our tone of voice to understand us and in elderly care setting, people having hearing difficulties can read our lips to understand us. Seating patterns send different messages. While having a group communication it is important to have appropriate positioning as it influence on how a group works. When communicating with a group, it is important to be stood up in front of the group so that they can all see you and it is important to make eye contact with all of the group and not just focus on one person otherwise the rest of the group will lose interest. How can emotion inhibit and improve communication? Emotional Barriers are the major category of barriers that may make effective communication difficult. These barriers are basically characterised by suspicion, mistrust and fear. While a little amount of fear and lack of trust might be necessary, excess of these things is not good and prevents one from doing a lot of things including difficulty in communicating effectively. It is important that service users trust the service providers because the service user may not take the service providers advice with could be potentially dangerous or even life threatening. Some conditions, such as having a stroke, being depressed or having other mental health problems may affect an individual’s ability to communicate, because they affect the person’s

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