A number of factors can affect an individual’s ability to effectively communicate with others. These can prevent a service user from using a service as it can interfere with the individual’s ability to send or receive information about their care. Disability can affect a service user’s ability to communicate with the service workers. Sight impairments can make it difficult for service users to read leaflets and consent forms. This is a barrier because it means that the service user can’t fully access all the information that is required in order for them to use the service entirely e.g.
Jargon, slang and use of acronyms – these forms of language only make sense to people with specialist knowledge. A person who doesn’t have this specialist knowledge won’t understand the message. Dialect – people who speak English using a regional dialect (for example Glaswegian or Liverpudlian) pronounce words in different ways. Distress, emotional difficulties and health problems – some conditions,
Individual's on the autistic spectrum may struggle with relationship's and social interaction due to difficulties with communication. It would make it difficult for relationship's to work if there is a lack of understanding each other due to the break down in communication. There may be some problems concerning an individual's preference in activities and interests. This is mainly due to a condition that some individual's on the autistic spectrum can find difficulty in which is social creativity, one of the triad of impairments that define ASC. This can cause some restrictions and inflexibility due to the individual in some cases not being able to fully comprehend the transcendence of traditional idea's, rules, pattern's, etc.
So they can be asking for something but the words mean something else and communication could be difficult when talking to the individual. People with dysarthria have trouble making certain sounds or words. Their speech is poorly pronounced (such as slurring), and the rhythm or speed of their speech changes. Other symptoms
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.
L.O 3 Understand how to reduce barriers to communication 3.1 identify barriers to communication There are many barriers to effective communication such as; * Speaking a different language: When someone speaks a different language or uses sign language, they may not be able to understand what the other person is trying to say. * Sensory barriers: When someone cannot receive or pass on information because they have an impairment to one or more of their senses, the most common is hearing or seeing. • Slang – when a service user uses language that not everyone, in working with colleagues or service users you should avoid using any language that can be misunderstood or misinterpreted or that might cause offence. • Jargon – when a service provider uses technical language the service user may not understand. • Health issues – when you are feeling ill, you may not be able to communicate as effectively as when you are feeling well.
1 Barriers to Critical Thinking Teri-Ann Phillip Instructor: James Nobis HUM/115 07/30/2015 Barriers to Critical Thinking There are many barriers that can, and do affect us from thinking critically. Mostly these barriers can impede our abilities and cause a lack of effectiveness in our decision-making skills. Can also result in poor choices that create undesired effects. It is best to think things through to the best of one's abilities. The Self-Serving Bias One barrier to critical thinking is self-serving biases.
3.2 There are many barriers to effective communication for example if someone has sensory deprivation. This could make it difficult for the individual because they cannot receive or pass on information because they have an impairment to one or more of their senses. Other barriers could be cultural differences, health issues and environmental problems.
| Disadvantages of this may be that if the service user is trying to communicate something really important then it may be misunderstood, or people may not get the right idea. Also this may not work for people who are shy. Another issue could be if a service user is trying to report bullying or abuse through this communication then it could be missed.
Identify and explain barriers to effective communication Language barriers – when someone speaks a different language or uses sign language, they may not be able to make any sense of information they are given by someone trying to help them. Cultural differences – when the same thing means different things in two cultures, communication can be difficult. Some cultures find eye contact very rude and defiant whereas other cultures find it polite and respectful. Emotional difficulties – we all have emotional difficulties at times and become upset. This effect can be to not hear or understand what people are saying to you.