Effective Communication With Sensory Loss

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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…show more content…
Before you start to communicate, always remember to get the individuals attention first, this is usually done by gently touching the individuals shoulder as this limits the risk of startling them. 2.2 Effective communication can have a positive impact on the lives of individuals with sensory loss because it can help maintain social contact, improve their physical and mental wellbeing and also help the individual come to terms with and cope with their sensory loss. It can also help to stop the individual feeling excluded and discriminated. 2.3 Information can be made accessible to individuals with sensory loss by using the senses they still have use off. For example if an individual has sight impairments, they can be taught sign language to be able to communicate and learn relevant
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