The negative side of sensory loss is that they may find it hard to feed themselves, dressing themselves and that their mobility may deteariate. Also, hobbies and interests can have a negative impact on their lives. Some people may also feel alone and scared due to sensory loss. There is support for the deaf and blind to give them a better outlook on life. 1.4 Steps that can be taken to overcome the negative factors could be that you make sure all areas are clear of obstacles so therefore an individual with eye sight impairment might fall over or fall into.
It creates low expectations and leads to people losing independence, choice and control in their own lives. They are disempowered: medical diagnoses are used to regulate and control access to social benefits, housing, education, leisure and employment. The medical model promotes the view of a disabled person as dependent and needing to be cured or cared for, and it justifies the way in which disabled people have been systematically excluded from society. The disabled person is the problem, not society. Control resides firmly with professionals as choices for the individual are limited to the options provided and approved by the 'helping' expert.
Unit 4222-258 Introductory awareness of sensory loss (SSMU 2.1) Learning Outcome 1 2) identify steps that can be taken to overcome factors that have a negative impact on the individuals with sensory loss Sensory loss can have a negative impact on communication, information, layout, routines and mobility for the individual. Support workers must ensure that the people they support have regular access to sight and hearing tests, as a cataract operation, if needed, could restore some sight and hearing aids if required can help overcome hearing problems. Both of these steps could help negate the isolating effect of sensory loss. When communicating with someone who has sight loss, you should: * always say who you are * always say what you are going to do and be specific * always talk directly to the person and use their name * always stand in a place where you can be seen, if necessary, touch for attention * always take the time to answer questions * always tell the person you are leaving them, do not just walk away. In my place of work we have a service user with learning difficulties and some sight loss, who can react badly to unannounced actions by support workers.
1, 2, Societal attitudes and beliefs can impact individuals with sensory loss in quite a negative way because people in society can be very judgmental towards people with disabilities, and put them in a group of people with below average intelligence and assume they can’t do or think the same way as other people without disabilities can. People in society can also be very prejudice and ignorant and think they are better than people with sensory loss, also thinking it gives them the right to make fun at them and making life difficult in the process. Although not all people think the same way there are many other people in society that are very open towards individuals with disabilities and sensory loss and can be very helpful and kind, this can have a positive impact on people’s lives. 1, 3, There are a range of factors that societal attitudes and beliefs impact on service provisions, discrimination is one of the biggest problem in today’s society , people with sensory loss are treated differently, and there a lot of barriers that need to be overcome, service provision is a term used to describe a wide range of activities, including the provision of assistive devices, rehabilitation services, occupational therapy and health services. Although there are a lot of places like this there is still the need to raise awareness so
Unit 393 - Understand Sensory Loss 1.1; Sensory losses can have a very negative impact on individuals that suffer from them, it can lead to loneliness and possibly isolation. As we use our senses to understand the world around us through body language, collecting information and communicating, when someone’s senses is impaired it can affect the way they perceive situations. If a person has hearing loss then something as simple as hearing the doorbell can be difficult, this can lead to not being able to socialise and communicate effectively and could develop into isolation is extreme circumstances. Talking on the telephone and watching television will be a frustrating task for someone with sensory loss. Visual impairments can also be difficult in these situations and may affect a person’s ability to read body language, facial expressions and see gestures.
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
Question 1 There are numerous potential affects due to difficulties with continence in relation to the individuals' self esteem, health and day to day activities; these include: o Low mood stemmed from lack of dignity and privacy. o Social isolation and embarrassment. o Individual lives in fear of being unable to manage their needs. o Deterioration to their health caused by dehydration due to wanting to prevent incontinence or wanting to reduce mobilising to facilitate needs. o Moisture damage to the skin can be caused to the individual due to being unable to cope with or without aids or support.
Things they like and dislike. 6.3 Explain why an individual with learning disabilities may face additional barriers when accessing healthcare services An individual with learning disabilities may face additional barriers when accessing healthcare because they face problems within the community that someone without a learning disability can easily overcome. People with learning disabilities often have other health conditions such as hearing or sight problems. This can create barriers when accessing healthcare because they cannot interact with the environment like someone whose hearing and sight are not a problem. People with learning disabilities often have confidence issues and it can feel very daunting when required to access the community independently.
Introductory Awareness of Sensory Loss 1.1 There are many different factors which can have a positive and negative impact on individuals with sensory loss; Methods of communication and awareness play a big role in this- Positive impact - there are various ways that hearing impaired people can communicate well such as sign language, lip reading, body language, pictures etc. Negative impact - these methods rely on the co-operation of others e.g learning to sign, facing individuals when speaking, speaking clearly, not treating them as fools or finding their disability funny etc. Further positive factors that could impact on individuals lives range from increased help, aids for support and a good support team could give them a better outlook on life. However, negative factors such as difficulty in feeding themselves, dressing, mobility, bobbie and interests can have major impact on their lives. People with sensory loss can also miss out on important information that others take in everyday without even realising.
Unit 393: Understand Sensory Loss Sensory loss is an impairment of any of the senses. Without probably realising we use these senses to carry out everyday life. Sensory loss can lead to isolation and frustration for individuals who suffer with these losses. Factors may be simple things we take for granted, for example people who have difficulty hearing and seeing may not be able to enjoy watching TV, a telephone conversation, or be able to distinguish between people’s faces and so on. People’s attitudes and beliefs towards people with sensory difficulties may impact negatively on individuals as they may assume that they lack understanding; quite often it may be those who are making assumptions who are acting incorrectly in accordance with the impairment; for example, people may use a raised voice when speaking to someone with a visual impairment.