Promote effective communication with individuals with sensory loss

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Unit 4222-395 Promote effective communication with individuals with sensory loss

1.1 The communication that takes place between two people (the sender and the receiver) is known as two way communication. The main feature of two way communication is the flow of information from both ways. This process is called a communication cycle as the process goes around in circles.
• Ideas occur – individual thinks of something they want to communicate. Communication always has a purpose. It might be to pass on information or an idea, to express a need or want to persuade someone to do something.
• Message coded – individual thinks about how they are going to say what they are thinking and decides in what form the communication will be i.e
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I need to be versatile with individuals regarding communication as many of the individuals communicate differently.

2.2 There are many ways to communicate talking (face to face, telephone or radios), gestures, sign language, body language, eye contact, reading, writing, emailing and texting.
Sign language also known as signed language or simply signing is a language which uses manual communication and body language to show meaning, as opposed to actual sound patterns. This can involve combining hand shapes, orientation and movement of the hands, arms or body, and facial expressions to fluidly express a speaker's thoughts. They share many similarities with spoken languages which are why linguists consider both to be natural languages, but there are also some significant differences between signed and spoken languages.
Body language describes the method of communicating using body movements or gestures instead of, or in addition to, verbal language. The interpretation of body language, such as facial expressions and gestures, is formally called kinesics. Body language includes subtle, unconscious movements, including winking and slight movements of the eyebrows and other facial expressions.
Body language is one of the easiest ways for you to tell what’s really going on in a conversation with another person. It can be used to discover all sorts of things such as, detecting


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