Essay on 4222-258 INTRODUCTORY AWARENESS OF SENSORY LOSS
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1. describes how a range of factors have a negative and positive impact on individuals with sensory loss.
There are a number of factors that can impact individuals with sensory loss. People with sensory loss can miss out on important information that people without sensory loss take in day to day without even realising. Communication is an area in which people with sensory loss have many issues. 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…show more content… 4. Identify steps that could be taken to overcome disabling attitudes and beliefs. The beliefs that you hold are either empowering, or, dis-empowering. Brainstorming all the thoughts that you feel are holding you back from achieve your goals.
Set a Goal and prioritize what you want to archive first. Positive thinking and motivation is Key to overcome these attitudes and beliefs.
1. Outline what needs to be considered when communicating individuals with
Make an effort to avoid nonverbal responses, such as nods or headshakes. Remember that body language, like outstretched arms or facial expressions, may be un-seeable.
Smiling when you talk is one exception to this rule; your relative may not see it, but it will come through when you speak.
When you first approach a blind person, always say, “Hello,” followed by a reassuring pat on the arm or shoulder or a handshake. If it’s someone you don’t know, introduce yourself.
Don’t be afraid to use common expressions like, “Nice to see you”; even blind people say it.
Special writing aids help visually impaired people write in straight lines, while Braille and large-print and audio-cassette books help them read and write.
Think about how you pitch your voice and how fast you talk. Lower and slower will make you easier to hear and understand.
It also helps to sit facing someone with impaired hearing; seeing your lips will make your words more