Hobbies and interests can have negative impact on their lives. They may also feel scared and alone due to this. There can be positive factors that can help out the person such as increased help, aids for support and a good support team could give them a brighter outlook on life. Organizations might help the Deaf and Blind with many different aspects of their life to support or to helping them find the right kind of support Identify steps that can be taken to overcome factors that have a negative impact on individuals with sensory loss. Some steps that can be taken to overcome the negative factors could be Make sure that areas are clear of obstacles that an individual with sight impairment might trip over or bump into.
A good verbal communicator is someone who listens well and can think and express ideas clearly. They should be someone who respects other people and makes them feel comfortable. They should have a good memory to make people feel listened to, and be patient and not rush people when engaging in conversation. In health and social care, verbal communication is useful to talk to everyone who can understand the same language as you, and who has the ability to understand it. To be a good non-verbal communicator they should have positive body language by making eye contact at points during the conversation, smiling, having good posture, use positive facial expressions and maybe use hand gestures or head movements to express their true meaning.
Outcome 3 Reduce barriers to communication 1. Identify barriers to communication Jargon: When a service provider uses technical jargon the service user may not understand, using acronyms to refer to things for example. Cultural differences: The same thing may mean something different in another culture ie thumbs up means ok in our culture but in another culture it could mean something else. Health: A person may not be able to communicate as well if they are ill. Some long term illnesses like Parkinson’s can impair communication.
People with sensory loss can also miss out on important information that others take in everyday without even realising. 1.2 There are various steps that can be taken to overcome the negative factors or sensory loss. Some examples are; Make sure that areas are clear of obstacles that and individual with sight impairment might trip over or bump into. Take an individual who has a hearing impairment to a quiet, well lit area to talk. Make sure that hearing aids are working or that glasses prescriptions are updated.
Orientation can be affected and people can lose a sense of what is around them and where they are. This can result in a loss of sense of freedom, a loss of security, and a loss of control in their environment. Hearing loss can make face to face communication difficult and can cause people to feel isolated and excluded from conversations. 1.2 identify steps that can be taken to overcome factors that have a negative impact on individuals with sensory loss People with sensory loss need to find other ways in which they can obtain information. Makaton and BSL can help people with hearing loss.
Discovering the triggers for wandering are not always easy, but they can provide insights to dealing with the behavior. • Hoarding – they may hide things, in draws, under matress etc as it makes them feel safe and in control • Repetition - People with dementia will often repeat a word, statement, question or activity over and over. While this type of behavior is usually harmless for the person with dementia, it can be annoying and stressful to caregivers. Sometimes the behavior is triggered by anxiety, boredom, fear or environmental factors. Respond with reassurance and comfort.
This includes using words, feedback, action, body language and gestures. With effective communication service users and family will enjoy the services provided. 1.3 Explain why it is important to observe an individual reactions when communicating with them All communication has an effect on the person that you are communicating with. Interactions a two way process, it is important to watch the effects so that any problems can be identified and dealt with. In order to be effective in care and supporting service users you have to be a good communicator whether this is through speaking, body language, facial expressions or gestures.
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.
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.
Finally, sometimes having advocates or carers can be a problem if the person addressing the special needs person talks to their advocate rather than them. This can insult the patient, as they may feel undervalued or insulted. Communicating through special needs requires a lot of training in order to communicate successfully with no