2.3 Explain why it is important to observe an individual’s reactions when communicating with them – It is important to observe an individual’s behaviour because their body language is also a form of communication. Communication is a two way process called an interaction and it is important to observe people as you deal with them. As a carer we must be good communicators, this means much more than just talking to people. We must communicate through speaking, facial expressions, body language and gestures to name a few. 2.
Effective communication affects all aspects of work as it is a way of developing personal relationships with service users and their families so you are able to meet their needs. It is important to develop positive relationships with work colleagues and other professionals, sharing information and having the information you need to be able to report on your work. This can only be achieved through effective communication. It is important to use different types of communication such as verbal, non verbal (body language, expression, signs, symbols or other visual aids) to clearly understand an individual’s needs and wishes. 1.3 Explain why it is important to observe an individual’s reactions when communicating with them.
If this is not possible in some cases then there are lots of other ways to find out information such as looking through care plan, speaking to a member of family or close friend, asking someone from the same culture, either a collage or cultural representative. Do not assume that you approach everyone in the same way. It is my job to find out the best way to approach someone. People have many communication needs such as, cultural backgrounds, language, self-confidence, level of learning ability, physical ability and sensory ability. It is my responsibility to make sure that my communication skills meet the needs of the service
Also their reactions can show their emotional responses to certain information, if it has been understood and also if there needs to be any adaptations to the way in which they communicate with others. 2. Describe the factors to consider when promoting effective communication To be able to communicate effectively you must consider the ‘audience’ whether it be clients, their families, other professionals or colleagues. The type of communication to be used will depend on the situation and context such as formal or non-formal, sensitive or complex, and the purpose of the message. There may be
4. Explain why it is important to find out an individual’s communication and language needs, wishes and preferences (1.2.1) Everybody is different and has different needs so getting to know your Service User and how they communicate is key on how they can express their wishes, needs so you can make sure they get the best care and build a great relationship with the Support Worker. 5. Describe a range of communication methods (2.2.2) Talking, Hand Signals, Body Movement, Sounds, Eye Movement, Technology. 6.
Unit 1 – Use and Develop Systems that Promote Communication Whilst at work it’s essential that I am able to communicate successfully with a variety of groups and individuals with changing needs and agendas. It’s imperative that I am able to adjust my communication style to meet the needs of those individuals. The group of people I communicate with are varied and include the following: - Young people within the service, Staff (I.e. team leaders and residential care workers). Operations and regional managers, Human resources, commissioning / placements and finance.
Denise Meloche 4222-324 Support Individuals with Specific communication needs 1. Understand specific communication needs and factors affecting them. 1.1 It is important to meet the individual’s communication needs so; • they can be informed and therefore make informed choices • express their feelings and views • be alerted to danger • interact socially • be involved with everyday activities • understand what is going on around them • learn 1.2 My role and practice can impact on communication with an individual with specific communication needs by giving them the opportunities for all of the above. If I fail to communicate according to their need, they may become more isolated and withdrawn. I endeavour to find ways to support communication using variety of methods.
2.1 It is important to find out an individual's communication and language needs, wishes and preferences in order to understand and build the relationship with the service user. 2.2 A range of communication methods are: * Verbal - To keep people’s attention, modulate your voice. Speaking more loudly or softly, more quickly or slowly increases interest in what you say. Pause before and after a key point to allow it to fully register. * Written - Involves any type of interaction that makes use of the written word.
301 cert – Principles of communication Its important to encourage communication within work place. This means allowing the individuals to express themselves and understand the communication of others. For this to be effective you must recognise that each person in unique meaning there will be differences in the way each person communicates. There are different influences that affect communication such as cultural differences, language differences. Specific needs such as physical difficulties can influence a person ability to communicate, always be sensitive to the specific needs of the individual so communication is encouraged from the start.
1. Identify the different reasons why people communicate (1.1.1) The main purpose for communicating is to get your point across to others. This is important in my job role so that I can gain an understanding into each individual’s life learning about their background, interests and opinions; this will allow me to give the best person centred care I can. Communication is also used to express feelings and thoughts 2. Explain how communication affects relationships in an adult social care setting (1.1.2) When working in a care setting communication is very important.