Unit 34: A Brief Overview Of Sensory Loss

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Unit 34 1.1 There is different ways of factors that can have a negative or positive impact on people with sensory loss. People who are deaf are able to feel vibrations, such as mowing the grass, something falling on them etc. There is also sign language for deaf people so they know what people around talking about. People who are blind are able to find there way around a room with their white guidance stick that they should own. 1.2 Theres ways of communication that you should always do whilst communicating with a person with sight loss. · you should always say who you are. · say what you are going to do and be specific. · standing in a place where you may be seen. If neccessary, touch for attension. · take your time to answer questions.…show more content…
· if something isnt understood, rephrase rather than repeat. · speak a little louder than usual. · speak a little slower than usual but not to slow that is destroys the speak rhythem. 1.3 There are many different facts that can have an impact with people with sensory loss because communication and awareness play a big part in peoples lives. The negative side of sensory loss is that they may find it hard to feed themselves, dressing themselves and that their mobility may deteariate. Also, hobbies and interests can have a negative impact on their lives. Some people may also feel alone and scared due to sensory loss. There is support for the deaf and blind to give them a better outlook on life. 1.4 Steps that can be taken to overcome the negative factors could be that you make sure all areas are clear of obstacles so therefore an individual with eye sight impairment might fall over or fall into. Always make sure that hearing aids are working and worn at all times or if glasses are prescribed ar e worn or updated. Addressing the person appropriately instead of speaking ovef them like they are not there. Placing limiations on a person with sensory loss can be disabling, eg,
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