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 bright or dark Distractions, TV and Radio Positioning and space, sit face to face so you can see body language and facial expressions but don’t forget about personal space.
1.4 An individual may use a form of communication that is not based on a formal language system because they might not have been taught the right way or not at all, might have found it hard so made their own way of communicating up.
Objects: can be used for point of reference, example holding up a cup when ask somebody if they would like a drink. The object can help the person to understand what you are saying.
Photographs: of people or items that can be pointed at. They are also more portable.
British Sign Language: the main communication method used by people with hearing loss, it uses the hands body and face to make signs which represent words and phrases.
Makaton: is a form of signing which is intended to support speech, not replace it. It is a simple form of signing which can be used with any people who have difficulty forming words.
Deaf-blind manual alphabet: The person signs letters on to the hand of the recipient to spell out what they wish to communicate.
Braille: It is raised dots on paper formed into set patterns which