1.1 Explain the importance of meeting an individual’s communication need. Idividuals who have communication problems need support to enable them to express themselves effectively. That is why its important for the carer to be aware of the individuals preferred method of communication and to use this, as this is their major way of communicating their needs and preferences. Communication is a basic human right. Without communication the individual is unable to realise or exercise their rights.
Effective communication is important as it ensures that information is: clear, concise, accurate, non-judgmental, and informative. This reduces the possibility of mistakes being made, and ensuring appropriate care service delivery. It is important to work as a team with your colleagues, so that you all work to achieve the same outcomes and targets. 1.3 Explain why it is important to observe an individual’s reactions when communicating with them. It is important to observe an individual’s reactions when communicating with them as it helps give a better understanding of what they are trying to express in the situation, their reaction may show positive or negative reactions to what is being said or done that helps gauge their needs and whether any changes are needed.
1.2 Explain how effective communication affects all aspects of own work. Effective communication can affect teamwork and recording information and reporting the information. 1.3 Explain why it is important to observe an individual’s reactions when communicating with them. It is important to observe an individual’s reaction so that you can understand what the individual is trying to express and also to meet the individual’s needs. 2.1 Find out an individual’s communication and language needs, wishes and preferences.
These issues often highlight the training needs of the individual. This helps me to develop personal development plans for support staff. I find it important that staff remain professional and factual. Feedback can be easily interpreted as criticism. To avoid this happening, I encourage the staff to reflect on the practice and encourage
Unit 74 Support Individuals with Specific Communication Needs Understand specific communication needs and factors affecting them 1.1 Explain the importance of meeting an individual’s communication needs Individuals who have communication problems need support to enable them to express themselves, their needs and wishes effectively. It is therefore important that the person caring for them is aware of the individuals preferred method of communication. They will need to support the individual to use their preferred method. Individuals have the right to communicate through their chosen method and their choice should be acknowledged and respected by supporting them. The individual’s rights are particularly important when using specific communication methods and language because it’s their main way of communicating their needs and preferences.
However you should be speaking at a good speed where the person who you are speaking to either on the phone or face to face understands as to what you are saying. Efficiency: to effectively communicate at work I must create an open atmosphere. When talking to either a colleague or parent I must avoid a tense environment because I may be giving a wrong message. 1.2 Describe the communication requirements of different audiences Different audiences require different communication styles. When communicating with other people, it is important to adapt to meet their needs.
The best communication method meeting individual's communication needs, wishes and preferences is given opportunity of choice. In case of deterioration of medical condition or personal falling out communication might become ineffective, advice should be sought. Ways of overcoming barriers of communicating: reduce outside noise speak clearly and slowly use interpreters provide induction loops improve lighting adapt to the individual's needs display clear signs listen carefully In order to be sure that individual was understood tasks have to be carried out at a steady pace, talking through before doing (step by step). Sources of information and support or services to enable more effective communication are individual's
To support effective communication in my job I need to ensure that I communicate with people in a way that is most suitable for them. There are several different needs that people have in relation to communication. These are varied and depend on factors which are sensory ability, cultural background, language, self-confidence, level of learning ability or physical ability. It is very important that when communicating with people I do it at the correct level of understanding. Effective written and verbal communication and being able to use a variety of interpersonal techniques promotes strong working relationships which will then lead to a good quality care for my service users.
To ensure effective teamwork and continual care of the children we must communicate well by keeping each other informed and aware of current situations going on around us. Communication involves Verbal (talking) and Non Verbal (non talking) communication. To be able to communicate effectively you need to try and consider their point of view and be very clear on what you are talking about and make sure the other person understands what you are talking about. The benefits I will have of effective communication in my work role will be my relationship with the children and their parents and the relationship with my work colleagues. With children you need to get down to their level to speak to them and make eye contact.
It is important to watch individual’s reactions to make sure they are not saying yes but feel uncomfortable with the situation. If the individual has trouble communicating you should observe their reactions to make sure that they are comfortable with what you’re saying or asking of them. It should always be explained to the individual that they have a choice. 2. Understand how to meet the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of an individual 3.4 Explain why it is important to find out an individual’s communication and language needs, wishes and preferences To find out an individual’s language and communication preferences you should make yourself familiar with the service users care plan, speak to colleagues, superiors, the