Individuals who have communication problems need support to enable them to express themselves effectively. It is therefore important for the carer to be aware of the individuals preferred method of communication and also to support the individual to use their preferred method. Individuals have the right to communicate through their chosen method and their choice should be acknowledged and respected by supporting them. The individual’s right are particularly important when using specific communication methods
This assignment is a reflective account on communicating with a patient who cannot communicate verbally. To remain confidential I will call the patient, Patient A. I’m going to discuss the importance of non-verbal communication within a healthcare setting. Patient A was a 63 year old lady suffering from MND which resulted in her losing her speech.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) encompasses those forms of communication excluding oral speech which enable an individual to express themselves (Bondy & Frost, 1994). It replicates non-functional speech for those individuals with verbal or language difficulties through augmentative aides (Light & Drager, 2007). Recent technological advances have resulted in the availability of electronic devices which can convert text and picture and communication boards, to generate voice output. As a consequence, individuals with communication challenges accessing alternative means with which to express themselves, and in effect improve their social interaction, academic achievements, whilst gaining increased self-determination (Light & Drager, 2007).
The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind serves as an educational resource for individuals who are deaf, blind, deaf-blind, and multi-disabled. I chose this agency because it has been mentioned in my communicative disorders classes. As a future speech language pathologist I want to learn about this agency and discover the programs it offers to help me with my future clients. The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind is relative to this course because as mentioned in the textbook and other course material, resources and programs that offer assistance to individuals with disabilities are essential to their successful futures. This agency is a means in which people who are deaf and blind can seek assistance to improve their skills of communication and this is ultimately my goal as a speech language pathologist.
Person-Centred Care was followed in the scenario. The Doctor and the nurses asked for the family to come in to discuss the care of the patient. The nurses communicated with a friend of the family because the patient’s partner also had a hearing impediment. Then they communicated with the patient and told her it was in her best interest if she allowed the staff to care for her.
Fortunately, there are numerous resources available for people with disabilities that offer assistance and programs to meet their everyday needs. The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind serves as an educational resource for individuals who are deaf, blind, deaf-blind, and multi-disabled. I decided to research this agency because it has been referenced in my communicative disorders classes. As a future speech language pathologist, I want to learn about this agency and discover the programs it offers to help me with my future clients. The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind is relative to this course because as mentioned in the textbook and other course material, resources and programs that offer assistance to individuals with disabilities are essential to their successful futures. This agency is a means in which people who are deaf and blind can seek assistance to improve their skills of communication, and this is ultimately my goal as a speech language pathologist.
Electronically communicating has helped by having a common platform to talk on whether you are old, young, deaf or completely healthy. It also has helped within the health and social care environment by giving another option if talking is impaired and if the service user cannot write steadily. They can now either type or use eye contact with a specialised computer to help them get across the message they are trying to send. This makes the carers’ job easier as they now do not have to struggle, they always have modern technology to fall back on. The advance of communication has overcome so many barriers that may apply. It is important that communication does change to adapt new forms of disabilities and also it helps achieve better care for service users that may have these barriers.
Janes communication strengths and needs both directly and indirectly impact her and her family. I will discuss these potential impacts by utilising the health and social care PIES model. Firstly, I will discuss the physical influences which occurred because of Jane’s TBI. Initially, the oro-motor assessment indicates that Jane’s face is symmetrical and that she can accurately copy non-speech sounds. This is advantageous as she can swallow and eat her food successfully by manipulating her tongue and moving the bolus to her oesophagus. Being able to swallow will give Jane independence and will ensure her family does not have to feed her.
Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC) is the description for communication strategies or physical tools that ASD individuals use to enhance their capability of understanding others and enhancing the ability of ASD individuals to make their needs, wants and intentions known (DynaVox 2009). AAC aids people who have some type of problem with writing or speaking so their uses are not only restricted to ASD children and adults. The no-technology version of AAC does not require a physical aid because AAC is when pointing or making gestures is used to show what is needed or wanted. The low technology version is the use of communication books and electronic communication boards. High technology AAC
The participation model begins by identifying the participation patterns and communication needs where the clinician then identifies participation barriers (Beukelman & Mirenda, 2013, p. 108). SLP’s are then taught to differentiate between assessing opportunity barriers and assessing access barriers in the concept that the working clinician evaluates policy, practice, facilitator skill, facilitator knowledge, attitude, and current communication (Beukelman & Mirenda, 2013, p. 108). The client’s current communication assessment includes a full assessment of their possible potential to increase natural abilities, an assessment of potential environmental adaptations, and an assessment of the potential to utilize AAC systems or devices (Beukelman & Mirenda, 2013, p. 108). Once there has been a thorough analysis the speech language pathologist should plan and implement interventions that will span across the present and the future with a follow up to determine how effective the intervention has been in advancing a client’s participation (Beukelman & Mirenda, 2013, p.
On Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 at 2:00 PM I observed an hour and forty five minute secession at East Stroudsburg’s Speech and Hearing Center. East Stroudsburg’s Speech and Hearing Center is located on campus, in the town of East Stroudsburg PA, on the second floor of Monroe (building). The clinic at ESU was very clean and organized. It had multiple therapy and diagnostic rooms that were set up nicely and welcoming for a client. The types of population seen at the ESU’s clinic range from any age for speech therapy or audiological visits. The clinical audiologist I observed was Susan Dillmuth- Miller Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA..
I was furious when the leaders of the civil rights movement believed Claudette was not a good example for the movement so they completely left her alone. I hated how they abandoned her in a sense when she had a child because it was deemed inappropriate and she was not allowed to tell her story. I can not comprehend people who have the same goal but refuse to accept the help of others because of their age of gender. Claudette would have been a great example of the unfair treatment of people of color because she is an educated teen that strongly believes in justice.Teenagers of all time periods do not have much of a voice in society when we are the ones who are leading the next generation.
These people’s thoughts were buried in their bodies—maybe not even deeply buried—where they could not communicate them. Slowly, objects began to be created that could help them communicate. Now the two most well known objects for communication-disabled persons are computers and augmentative devices. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems are “the supplementation and/or replacement of natural speech and/or writing using aided and/or unaided symbols . . . and the related means of selection and transmission of such symbols” (Lloyd, Fuller, and Arvidson xix). They are used when a person’s communication (or lack of communication) limits them socially (Yorkston, Beukelman, and Strand 523).