Nvq Health and Social Care Level 2

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Sensory Loss 1.1 describe how a range of factors have a negative and positive impact on individuals with sensory loss. About 95% of information regarding things around us, is seen and heard. These include books, magazines and correspondence. Talking face to face and watching and listening to tv and radio is included in this also. Body language, facial expressions, conversations etc, are all part of environmental information and tells us what is going on around us. Sensory loss, therefore, can affect mobility, communication and can lead to loneliness and isolation. Communication can be very difficult to somebody with sight or hearing loss. For sight loss, reading may be difficult, also, facial expressions and body language is missed, or misread, so it could be hard maintaining relationships. 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. Braille and voice activated technology can help people with sight loss. To assist the mobility of individuals with sensory loss, aids such as guide dogs, canes and carers are available and would make lives a lot easier. 1.3 explain how individuals with sensory loss can be disabled by attitudes and beliefs. Some people may treat those with sensory losses differently. People with sight loss may have people doing everything for them, not giving them a chance to be

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