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.
Aiv) Explain why it is important to find out about an individuals a) Communication and language needs It is important to find out communication and language needs as otherwise the individual will not receive the information or care that they need. You have to know how well you are being understood - so that you know they understand what is going on, what their treatment is, etc. Failure to do this would mean the individual is excluded from their care plan, may become confused, angry or feeling rejected. Factors affecting may include deafness, sight loss, learning disabilities, confusion, Alzheimer’s, speech delay, or stroke patients. b) wishes and preferences By using good communication skills, you can support an individual to make choices about how you provide their care and support every time you work with them.
Questions can be asked to make sure the information was understood. Some communication needs are more complex, such as speaking to a service user that has dementia. In this situation clear and simple sentences need to used, and at times questions with a yes or no answer. The service user also needs to be given plenty of time to respond. Another complex need could be those with eye sight issues, as they may need to use touch to understand something.
Their tone, speed and pitch of voice may change depending on how they are feeling. At times, physical posture is an indicator of communication as a more open posture could indicate welcoming. Lastly, their mobility can show whether they are feeling depressed or anxious. 1.2: Give examples of how carers and others may misinterpret communication: One way is in the form of aggression. Carers may interpret behaviour as aggressive whereas it could be a sign of frustration from being in pain or falling ill. Another way is when an individual with dementia may shout and this can be seen as disruptive but it could actually mean that they have a need that has to be met such as going to the toilet or they are hungry.
Outcome 1 1.1 There are many ways a range of factors can have a negative impact on an individual with sensory loss such as an individual can miss out on important day to day information that many take for granted. Individuals with sensory loss can also find it difficult with tasks such as feeding or dressing themselves, independent mobility and participating in hobbies. Though there can be some positive impacts such as an individual can receive increased help or care and a range of aids available to support them. 1.2 Steps can be taken to overcome factors that have a negative impact on individuals with sensory loss. Some steps that should be taken are making sure areas are clear of any obstacles that could be tripped over or bumped into, making sure the surrounding area is quite and well lit and when speaking to and individual with hearing loss always face them and speak
If people do not actively say they are not happy , actions and body language may point to this . 5.3 The consequences may be that the person may make a choice that they later regret or worse . This may have a big impact on their life or the lives of others , people can feel very bad about this . People should be helped to make choices based on factual information . Sometimes people think they are helping by giving advise based on what they think is right .
It is also important to recognise that dementia may be part of individual differences alongside, gender, sexuality, race and religious belief and cultural practices. 3.2 describe how the experience of an older individual with dementia may be different from the experience of a younger individual with dementia? Younger people with dementia diagnoses may still be employed have children and a family and it can be a lot more distressing for them when diagnosed than someone who is older, they have a better awareness of what is coming and what is going to happen, and older person may not realise they have dementia at first, and out it down to Age, and by the time they are diagnosed they have had it for some time so the trauma is not so severe and they don’t have dependents to worry about, so the experiences can be quite
But as the disease progresses it becomes more difficult as the language skills become impaired, which makes it very difficult to understand what they are trying to say. Positive communication can help a person with dementia to maintain their dignity and self esteem. 1.4) Describe how different forms of dementia may affect the way an individual communicates.. All forms of dementia can affect the way a person communicates, so in time they may have to find different ways of expressing themselves and their feelings. In the early stages of some forms of dementia people may have difficulty finding the right words they are looking for so as a carer you use Body language facial expressions, gestures, eye contact and tone of voice n the later stages of some forms of dementia the words could be lost completly. 2.0) Undertand the importance of positive interactions with individuals with dementia.
The personality can also affect the way an individual communicates. For example, if a person is shy he/she may not want to speak clearly and may use a little bit of verbal communication. Identify barriers to effective communication 3.5 Explain how to access extra support or services to enable individuals to communicate effectively Be able to apply principles and practices
The actions and aids I supply for communication needs should benefit not just the individual, but the group of service users as a whole, and encourage interaction, inclusion, and social contacts. Regular reviews should be performed, to ensure that communication techniques and aids, are still adequate and addressing the individuals communication needs. Different groups who may have communication support needs could include: * A client may have suffered a stroke, resulting in dysphasia. As a result, they may become frustrated and angry. * A client may be suffering from confusion, either temporarily because of an acute medical problem, or as a result of dementia.