Barriers To Effective Communication Analysis

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JACQUELINE MANAI SHC 31: PROMOTE COMMUNICATION IN HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE OR CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S SETTINGS 3.2 IDENTIFY BARRIERS TO EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION. I have identified some key elements that can cause barriers to effective communication. Many of these elements are overlapping and interrelated. 1. ENVIRONMENTAL: * Layout of buildings ie use of natural light, proximity to playground and visual distractions. Background noise that can affect ability to hear what is being communicated. Poor lighting which may affect ability to read signing or ability to concentrate if an autistic child has a light not working. * Time: lack of time can often be the biggest barrier to effective communication. Not having time to give clear instructions or…show more content…
* When someone is distressed, they might not be listening properly and possibly misinterpret or not understand what has been said. They might also be tearful and find speaking difficult. * Anger: when we are angry it is easy to say things that we may regret later and can be misinterpreted and vice versa. * Low self-esteem: more often than not people with low self-esteem may be less assertive and may not feel comfortable about communicating. They may also feel shy about saying how they feel or read more into what has been said often with negative sub-texts often making their self-esteem worse. 6. PHYSIOLOGICAL: * This relates to personal discomfort resulting from for instance ill health, poor eye sight or hearing difficulties. * There is also the sub factor of medication which may be used to combat pain or emotional and behaviour problems that impact on learning and communication. Certain medication may assist communication but may also hinder and cause barriers. * Some long term illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis also will affect an individual’s ability to
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