People with sensory loss can also miss out on important information that others take in everyday without even realising. 1.2 There are various steps that can be taken to overcome the negative factors or sensory loss. Some examples are; Make sure that areas are clear of obstacles that and individual with sight impairment might trip over or bump into. Take an individual who has a hearing impairment to a quiet, well lit area to talk. Make sure that hearing aids are working or that glasses prescriptions are updated.
Pictures can show drinks and food, activities and hygienic needs. Service users who suffer from hearing as well as verbal communication loss can use these. Deafblind sign is the spelling out of the word by touching specific areas of the service users palm and fingers. The service user themselves will sign back using their own hands, so careful reading is needed. Service users who are deaf, blind, and suffer from a loss of verbal communications skills can use this.
Communication:is a very important part of very day life, for people with sensory loss (blindness, deafness and deaf-blindness) communication can be made very difficult in a number of ways. If the people who are caring for them be it family or care worker, i they are not trained in different communication methods for example braille, makaton sign language , then the person maybe left to feel lonely, angry, they may also get agitated due to the fact they can not communicate to others their wants, needs ad feelings, this could also make the person show negative behaviour i.e. hitting them selfs or others, shouting. Information: By making sure clear, concise information is readily available n different formats; braille, large type, or spoken is essential to make sure everyone is able to understand the information that is being given. Every person will have their own needs/ methods of communication be it spoken, signed or objects such as picture cards that can be used to help them understand information.
CT279: Understanding Sensory Loss. 1, 1, There are a number of factors that can impact individuals with sensory loss, communication and awareness plays a big role in this, they may also find it difficult to feed themselves, dressing, mobility, hobbies and interests can have a major negative impact on their lives. They could also feel scared and alone. There can also be positive factors that could impact on individuals lives, increased help, aids for support and a good support team could give them a better outlook on life. 1, 2, Societal attitudes and beliefs can impact individuals with sensory loss in quite a negative way because people in society can be very judgmental towards people with disabilities, and put them in a group of people with below average intelligence and assume they can’t do or think the same way as other people without disabilities can.
Be accurate and specific when giving instructions. * Hearing Loss When meeting a person with a hearing problem always make sure you are facing them and that they can see you clearly. Do not turn your head away when speaking or cover your mouth. Say there name when starting a conversation and speak clearly, slowly and naturally, do not exaggerate your words or shout. If the person is hearing impaired be aware of back ground noise as it can be difficult for them to make out what you are saying.
Unit 34 - Introductory Awareness of Sensory Loss 1-1.1 Many factors could be impacted by sensory loss. Mobility could be impared, for example, someone with sight or hearing loss (or both) may not want to walk outside, or use public trasport. A deaf or deaf blind person may find it difficult to communicate, making it hard to socialise and new relationships. They might also find it hard to get information about things, eg. trasport, appointments, benefits etc.
Encourage communication Work with others Without the appropriate support the individual would be unable to express their needs or how they are feeling which can lead to both emotional and physical difficulties. By fully supporting individuals with specific communication needs you are able to support their rights 3. How the environment mite help or hinder communication It can be very frustrating if an individual struggles to communicated to other when thing happening around them In a noisy environment they may struggle to be heard In a busy environment the struggle to get someone attention It is important that you are attentive to your your individuals needs That you take time to listen and understand what the individual is trying to say 4. None based formal language system An individual may use none formal language because they may find to hard to make someone understand what they are trying to say. This may cause distress to the individual.
If unable to communicate service users would be denied this right. In my role as a volunteer I must communicate effectively with all manner of individuals and I have to be aware of how my non verbal communication can be off putting to some individuals. For example, my height can intimidate, my accent can be misinterpreted as aggressive/authoritarian, my tattoos and clothing could be seen as a comfort to someone who identifies with that fashion. All of these issues can impact on communication with an individual who has specific communication needs. By ensuring that I am on same level by sitting down, and by speaking slowly, clearly and calmly, I can ensure that the individual is comfortable and happy to talk to me.
Light sufficient: light sufficient environment helps in communicating with disable people such as hearing impaired person, this would allow them to see and understand what the career is trying to communicate across to the client and in a case of sign demonstration it will help to create visibility for the client. Noises: a noisy background is a factor of distraction therefore hindering the possibility in establishing good communication. Quiet environment: help promote effective
Identify the demographic factors that influence the incidence of sensory loss in the population. 1.1 To live a normal life we rely heavily on our senses. With any forms of sensory loss people’s mobility and communication skills are severely affected. This will most certainly lead to isolation issues arising and also feelings of extreme loneliness and helplessness. For people who are blind or partially sighted impacts on the individual can include losing the ability to read peoples facial expressions, body language or to see bodily gestures.