Unit 324 Communication

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STUDY PACK FOR Unit 4222 324 Support individuals with specific communication needs Learning outcomes: 1 Understand specific communication needs and factors affecting them 2 Be able to contribute to establishing the nature of specific communication of individuals and ways to address them 3 Be able to interact with individuals using their preferred communication 4 Be able to promote communication between the individuals and others 5 Know how to support the use of communication technology and aids 6 Be able to review an individual’s communication needs and the support provided to address them Resources; Communication policy and procedure information Information on local resources and technological support for specific communication needs Outcome 1 Explain why it is important to meet the communication needs of individuals. 01.1 So that they have an equal opportunity to have a say in the decisions made and to express ther individual wants and needs, If a person cannot effectively communicate then there needs may not be met and therefore there care cannot be person centered. Explain how your own role and practice can impact on communication with an individual who has specific communication needs. Describe an example from your own work practice. 01.2 A young adult with anorexia nervosa has a built in anorexic filter this means that they take what you say and filter it through and generally translate what has been said into a more negative statement. For instance if I were to approach a young adult in my work place setting and ask them what fruit would they like for their afternoon snack? The young adult will hear this as you think I want fruit and that I’m greedy and enjoy my food therefore I am not a good anorexic. The way I work around this break in communication is too instead ask
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