Nvq Level 2 Hsc Unit 4

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Unit 34 - Introductory Awareness of Sensory Loss 1-1.1 Many factors could be impacted by sensory loss. Mobility could be impared, for example, someone with sight or hearing loss (or both) may not want to walk outside, or use public trasport. A deaf or deaf blind person may find it difficult to communicate, making it hard to socialise and new relationships. They might also find it hard to get information about things, eg. trasport, appointments, benefits etc. The inclusion of familiar routines and knowing where everything is, both when at home and when out and about will be a great help. Clear communicaton from others will also have a huge positive impact upon day to day life. 1-1.2 Clear communication, knowing where everything is, and nobody moving things around, help with day to day living, eg shopping, cooking etc, an assistance dog would be a great help if the person is eligible. Sign language training for deaf people, Textphone. 1-1.3 In the past,it was often thought that people with sensory loss, especially blindness, couldn't do things for themselves, and were often kept in hospitals or homes. Some people still feel this way. This means that the person with sensory loss is disabled because some other people might want to do everything for them, believing that it's in the person's best interests, or that, as is sometimes thought about deaf or deaf/mute people, that they are 'stupid' and incapable of even thinking for themselves. 1-1.4 Education is the best way to overcome disabling attitudes and beliefs. Educating the people with sensory loss to look after themsleves, and teaching their families, friends, carers, teachers, partners etc how to support them in a sympathetic and non disabling manner. 2-2.1 When communicating with a blind person who can hear, then it's

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