4222-258 INTRODUCTORY AWARENESS OF SENSORY LOSS
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…
It may cause difficulties with communication, access to information and mobility.
Deaf blind people may not be totally deaf or totally blind. It is important to remember that not all deaf blind people communicate in the same way.
Deaf blind people use a range of methods to communicate
Deaf blind Manual Alphabet
British Sign Language
2. Describe how effective communication may have a positive impact on the lives of individuals with sensory loss.
this is about the person being respected as an individual, being treated like any other person, to promote their rights, eg, their right to have an interpreter at health appointments, not being patronised or discriminated against because of their disability, being treated with dignity, people taking the time to get to know them & use their preferred method of communication, how this would make the individual feel, eg. valued, increase their self-esteem, self-confidence, feel empowered, that they have something to offer their community & society, increase their social network & make new friends, open up new opportunities to them, open up their world, more opportunities, reduce their dependence on others so helping to increase their independence, reduce chances of abuse/being taken advanatge of, respecting their privacy & dignity, being able