There are many different types of communication, such as verbal, graphical and technology. In this piece of work I am going to assess what they are used for and when they would be used effectively. I am going to give information on six different types of communication and examples of how, where and when they could be used best in a health and social care setting. 1. Verbal
There are two types of verbal communication the first is one to one communication and the second is group communication. One to one verbal communication is between two people using words to talk to each other, this could be in an interview, involving many different types of skills such as good concentration skills, high quality listening skills, first – class communication skills and excellent interacting skills. A suitable environment is also needed, so they could talk in a private room for a quiet background with placed chairs opposite each other so they will be facing one another. They may be talking about confidential information so the interviewee may feel more comfortable and safe, they may feel like they have gained more trust plus they may also feel in such way that they can show much more reaction as there are only two people. Group communication is between 3 or more individuals. To uphold an effective group interaction you should maintain high-level eye contact skills to show active listening. Furthermore, active listening shows paraphrasing and repetition of words to seek clarity. Good communication skills are also required for a group conversation; engaging in the conversation shows it. Good listening skills are shown by turn taking so you will not talk over each other, this also shows mutual respect. They should also position themselves to face each other. If this is in a meeting there might be a group leader to set the agenda and to control the group. The group leader needs to have good communication, listening and talking skills. They need to be confident in their role and position, motivated, enthusiastic and encouraging. They also need to show respect for everyone in the group. 2. Sign Language
Sign language is a system of communication using visual gestures and signs. It conveys meaning using manual communication and a serious of sound patterns. Sign language is where you use your hands to form letters of the alphabet to communicate with deaf people, as they cannot hear. Sign language could be used in schools for children with special needs. It is effective because it helps deaf people to communicate with people who are not deaf and it helps those who cannot talk to communicate with those who can talk. It is important because in an emergency you may need to give or receive information to and from a deaf person or someone who cannot talk. The communication cycle helps people who cannot talk to send messages and it also helps deaf people to receive and decode messages. 3.Braille
Braille is a form of written language especially for blind people. The characters in Braille are represented by patterns of raised dots, felt by the fingertips, it is based on touch. A man named Richard Braille invented Braille in 1829. People who are blind or have low vision use Braille. Braille allows these people the opportunity to independent reading. Blind people read Braille, for example if a blind individual wants to buy some medicine from the supermarket, they need to make sure that they have picked up the correct medicine. This shows the importance of Braille because medicine is a very serious substance and if they have taken the wrong one, they could be at risk, therefore, it is very important that they have Braille so they can read the instructions and so they will know when they can read the instructions to the medicine and take the correct amounts. This communication is used by people who are blind and low in vision, it allows them the opportunity to independent reading writing and reading with dots that can be felt by their...
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