Unit 4223-232 Move and Position Individuals in Accordance with Their Plan of Care.

Unit 4222-324 Support individuals with specific communication needs


It is important to meet communication needs so we can provide the correct care to our service users, it is important to make our feeling I needs clear to maintain our identity and self esteem. Communication is verbal and non-verbal the main type of communication being non-verbal using gesture, body language, facial expression, this is with dementia as they loses their ability to communicate in away most people find easy.

My role of practice has a huge impact a an individual with specific communication needs, I need to have the ability to adapt myself and assets communication to there needs to enable them to fit into daily life, to provide person centred values, this is maintained in there independence and well being, to do this I speak slowly using body language and hand gestures, I take myself down to there level so they can see my face, if hard of hearing I try adopt by using picture, pen and paper as visual aids.  

Features of the environment can minder communication and can be physical of social things, noise can prevent following conversations and understanding, instructions, surrounding which are physical such as wallpaper, lighting can distract there attention and cause confusion leading, to frustration, language barriers due to different cultures and races.

Individuals may use language not based on a formal language system due to there specific health needs, formal language is transformed into a system to meet their ability to communicate, this can be turning words into pictures, sign language, written words and with dementia singing can take place, adopting to there needs involves them day to day.

Communication methods:
  * Picture cards, pen, paper
  * Memory boxes to help discussions
  * Alphabet boards
  * Braille for the blind
  * Quality of life books
  * Case books history, life stories
  * Talking books