Individuals with autism often have difficulties reading non-verbal forms of communication, such as body language, and find it hard to relate to other people’s feelings and emotions, which can effect their responses to a social situation as they will appear out of context or inappropriate. Another problem an autistic individual may experience in social interaction is having a rigid set of interests. For example, an individual may have a vast knowledge on sport, and will only want to discuss this topic of interest, resulting in a monologue of interests rather than a conversation. 3. - The problems of inflexibility and restrictiveness in activities and interests and how these may affect Individuals with autism can often show inflexibility and restrictiveness in their interests.
Explain how own role and practice can impact on communication with an individual who has specific communication needs. As a carer it is your role and responsibility to support individuals to express themselves. The way in which you can do this is by assessing their needs, access information regarding their communication needs, providing the appropriate support, aids or equipment, encouraging and motivating communication, working with others and by monitoring the effectiveness of that support. Without the appropriate support the individual would be unable to express their needs or how they are feeling which can lead to both emotional and physical difficulties. By fully supporting individuals with specific communication needs you are able to support their rights.
They can also be discriminated against by people overwhelming them too much. For example when someone insists on helping them with everything because by helping them with everything they are still being treated as if they are something less than human. Still they are being treated as obviously different and in doing so it can also make them offended and lose confidence in the things they are capable of doing themselves. Individual with additional needs are also not employed because of their disability as they are seen as less skill people. This can be a barrier for them because it means they cannot achieve their own dreams and goals in life as well cannot be independent and control over their life.
Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions 1.1 Describe the types of difficulty that individuals with an autistic spectrum condition may have with language and other ways of communicating with others. The different types of Autism in the autistic spectrum are: * social interactions (ie people with autism would often find it difficult to understand others' mental states and emotions, and respond accordingly) * verbal and non-verbal communication The sort of problems that adults with Autism may have include one or more of the following: * Not being able to express themselves well. * Not being able to understand gestures, facial expressions, or tone of voice. * Saying odd things. For example, repeating your words back to you, time and time again.
Communication:is a very important part of very day life, for people with sensory loss (blindness, deafness and deaf-blindness) communication can be made very difficult in a number of ways. If the people who are caring for them be it family or care worker, i they are not trained in different communication methods for example braille, makaton sign language , then the person maybe left to feel lonely, angry, they may also get agitated due to the fact they can not communicate to others their wants, needs ad feelings, this could also make the person show negative behaviour i.e. hitting them selfs or others, shouting. Information: By making sure clear, concise information is readily available n different formats; braille, large type, or spoken is essential to make sure everyone is able to understand the information that is being given. Every person will have their own needs/ methods of communication be it spoken, signed or objects such as picture cards that can be used to help them understand information.
Some of the symptoms of distress are mumbled/garbled speech or stammering, anxiety, anger, aggressive body language and concentrating problems. These are barriers that impact on effective communication, leading to misunderstanding on both sides. If you are the person in distress, you cannot hear or able to understand the whole picture because of the vicious cycle mentioned above. Individuals who are distressed will not be able to concentrate properly or focus fully, therefore their communication skills will be negatively affected. Whenever an individual becomes distressed they may experience the sense of "self" being compromised, as in low self esteem, effective communication may suffer as an individual feels withdrawn or stressed.
Individual’s self-esteem can be low, and their body language may be closed or negative, this can make communication difficult with an individual whom is distressed because you may not get any feed back from them, or you may not get a change to talk or be listened to to help them. The individual may even talk a different language or revert back to their mother tongue, which can cause a communication barrier. Also if the individual has a learning disability they may not understand how/why they are feeling, or may not know how to express it. 1.4 Explain how working with an individual who is distressed may impact on own well-being. Working with a person whom is distressed can also be distressing for the person caring and comforting
As a carer it is my role and responsibility to support individuals to express themselves. The way in which i do this is to assess their needs, access information regarding communication needs and provide appropriate supports aids or equipment and encourage and motivate communication. Without support or appropriate support the individual would be unable to express their needs which could lead to emotional and physical difficulties. 1.3 Analyse features of the environment that may help or hinder communication It is difficult and frustrating to communicate effectively when there is background noise, therefore arranging the environment to aid communication is a very important step to achieve effective communication. Some factors that can hinder communication are; * Poor lighting, individuals with poor sight unable to see you.
Good quality care relationships are dependent on a number of factors that are changeable. A key factor that affects the quality of care is that the relationship between the “carer” and the person being cared for should be based on clear communication, trust and respect from both parties. Without this both factions may feel the care provided is good but if there is no communication due to lack of trust or respect then the standard of care may be lacking. To ensure that both parties are not vulnerable to abuse or being over stretched, external services need to be available and appropriate measures in place to assist them. The difficulties that carers may face can be mental, physiological and/or physical.
Because she was never able to gain any type of trust from the team we implemented the new plan in a way that was very forceful. The members of the team were not in support of the new plan so this caused the plan to not have the needed resources it needed it order to