Nvq 3

Unit 393

1.1 A range of factors can impact on individuals with sensory loss. We gather so much information from our sight and hearing. Talking, listening & reading are all things we do in everyday life, we rely on our senses to understand and process what is going on around us and to carry out our everyday living skills, so to lose any of these will have a massive impact.
Decreased vision and/or hearing can lead to a breakdown in communication, as we depend so much on non-verbal communications.
Being blind or partially sighted means losing the ability to see facial expressions and gestures making it difficult for the person to understand what is being communicated. Everyday tasks other people take for granted can become increasingly difficult for a person with sensory loss. Sighted people can go straight to a wardrobe or draw and grab the clothes they want to wear that day but being blind or partially sighted can make it really difficult and you may have to become reliant on somebody else to do this for you. Mobility can also be affected especially in unfamiliar surroundings the individual may become disoriented and be at risk by not seeing objects, people or hazards. If you can’t hear because of deafness or partial hearing loss simple things like crossing the road or working in the garden can become much more dangerous due to not hearing potential hazards or warnings.
1.2 For example those who are blind or sight impaired may be acknowledge because their disability is more obvious whereas with deafness or hearing loss the disability is not visible and is less obvious and can lead to them being treated with less understanding. Some people do not understand the capabilities of those with sensory loss and restrict them through prejudice and ignorance.
1.3 Factors include money problems due to a service user wanting to say go to a theme park. However this costs a significant amount of money due to staffing costs, entry fees, lunch and drinks etc. so it may...