Lisa Young Unit 4222-260 Support effective communication with individuals with sensory loss Know different methods that can support communication with individuals with sensory loss 1. Identify specific methods of communication that may be used with individuals with sensory loss that utilise hearing, vision and touch Sight Loss For a person who has Dementia who has sight loss we would help them by making sure if they wear glasses that they wear them but the most important of all is to make sure that the glasses are kept clean at all times. Hearing loss For a person who has hearing loss they can feel very frustrated and isolated and the way in which we would help would is to use sign language as this would be a very useful and effective means of communication. Also if they are deaf is to make sure that they wear their hearing aids at all times and they are
As a carer I am aware that I need to be able to understand the ways in which I can make it easier to communicate with someone who has dementia. It will become difficult for a person to tell you if they are in pain, if they are frightened or upset, so by using other factors such as body language, eye contact, gestures, facial expressions, I am able to determine these things and then I can communicate back to the individual calmly and slowly, in a manner that is appropriate to them. 1.3 Describe how to support different communication abilities and needs of an individual with dementia who has a sensory
Unit CU242P - Understand the process and experience of dementia 2.2 - Explain the importance of recording possible signs or symptoms of dementia in an individual in line with agreed ways of working. It is important to record signs and symptoms of dementia as this can become a vital piece of evidence, this can be used so that the doctors know what sort of dementia they can possible diagnosing. 2.3 - Explain the process of reporting possible signs of dementia within agreed ways of working. - Describe the possible impact of receiving a diagnosis of dementia on - the individual The possible impact it can have on the imdividual is that they might feel angry, asking themselves why has this happened to them, they might feel
3.1 Barriers to communication are Hearing impairment, visual impairment, speech impairment, speaking a different language, physical barrier, emotional barrier. 3.2 Ways to reduce barriers to communicate are if some has a hearing impairment then you need to if they are using a hearing aid you need to make sure that it it working properly, ensure that you are sitting in good light and that you speak clearly and do not shout. As this makes it more difficult for the individual to understand and read what you are saying. 3.3 Ways to check that communication has been understood is to ask the individual. Make sure you listen effectively and the use of body language is also important.
You need to be aware of your posture and body language while assessing theirs so you can respond appropriately. Good eye contact and facial expressions are important and you should always listen to the person speaking and allow them to answer you before you start talking again. Identify barriers to effective communication: Barriers could be someone who speaks another language, they may not understand what you are saying. Sensory barriers; when someone is not able to pass on info because they might not be able to see or hear. If you have health issues and you’re not well you may not be able to communicate properly.
In this scenario it is important that you use their preferred method of communication. This can be sign language, makaton, or any other type of method that will ensure both you and the service user know what is being said. If you do not have the right equipment in the setting to help communication be effective, the service user may feel discriminated against as you are not providing for their needs. In health and social care settings, it is important that you provide equipment for everyone so that no one feels discriminated against. Language barriers can cause people to feel discriminated against, meaning that they make feel unhappy and uncomfortable in the setting.
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. Make sure that hearing aids are working or that glasses prescriptions are updated Make them aware of all the different groups and organsation that can help them Challenge any discrimination. Make sure you address the person appropriately instead of talking over them as if they are not there. Explain how individuals with sensory loss can be disabled by attitudes and beliefs. People placing limitations on the person with the sensory loss can be disabling, for example, believing that a blind person can’t manage alone or that deaf people are funny because of the way they talk.
Another reason it may be hard to verbally communicate is if English is not their first language and you will have to use body language and maybe actions, especially to help the children understand what you are saying, and also speak very clearly in a friendly tone. Always approach individuals in an open, friendly manner. Observe their facial expressions, if they look puzzled try to explain more clearly and in detail, if they look upset try to give them reassurance and encourage them to express their feelings, but not too much as this may offend also. If they move away slightly respect their decision as they may feel a bit uncomfortable. Always ask if they have any questions and that you would be happy to answer.
I like to watch their facial expressions and body language to identify if they are comfortable and understand what I have to say. I am patient and look to the receiver for clarification that they understand what I am saying. If I am unsure of any message or instruction I ask people to repeat so that I don’t misunderstand what is being said. When I am talking I make sure that I am calm and clear to help the receiver to understand me, I often use hand gestures or if I can I like to show people what I am talking about. I make sure that I am clear on instructions, times, dates or location and if appropriate I like to have it written down.
Throughout their lives this group will require specialised tests and examinations to prevent damage to the bladder and kidneys. Methods of voiding and medications will be discussed with the client, continence nurse and other agencies to provide a package of care. As spina bifida is considered a neurological condition it is covered by the National Service Framework relating to long term conditions. The NSF has divided neurological conditions into four categories and spina bifida generally fits into the ‘stable but with changing needs’. The Framework is to be used by both clients and professionals and identifies targets for both health and social care service providers to assist clients in their daily living requirements.