Diploma H&Sc Essay

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Unit 4222-324 Support individuals with specific communication needs (HSC 3029) Outcome 1 Understand specific communication needs and factors affecting them. 1.1 It is very important for the individual to be able to communicate. They need to tell us their practical needs, emotional needs etc and to respect their rights. 1.2From my own practice I can judge if an individual is struggling to hear or understand what I am saying, if so then I will see how I can make things easier by talking slower, clearer make eye contact make sure they can see my lips move maybe sit closer but not too close to invade their own space. 1.3Features that may help or hinder communication, Environment, if the area is too noisy or busy Lighting, too…show more content…
1.6 Potential effects of unmet communication needs. People who experience a gradual loss of effective communication may become increasingly withdrawn, depressed, isolated, reduced self-esteem, Frustration, felling useless and feeling angry which may turn in to violence. Some people who have not received the required support to communicate effectively may become indifferent to others. They may begin to feel there is no point in trying to express themselves, their needs or views when nobody seems to be listening or understanding. Unsupported communication needs can result in the person being denied their rights. 2.3 You need as much information as possible about the individual's communication needs to ensure that their wishes and needs are met. Talk to the individual, their family/carers, other professionals involved in their care. If aids are needed (hearing aids, picture cards, pen and paper) make sure that these are available. If language is a barrier maybe learning a few words of their language would help. If their needs change you need to adapt to the changes. Using the internet, reading books, Journals, reports and reviews are good way of obtaining information providing you know what you need. 5.1 Specialist services relating to communication technology and aids; Ability Worldltd Inclusive technology ltd Logan technologies ltd Makaton charity Sensory software international Hearing products international Singing hands Local council 5.2

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