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 ⇒ Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 3 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 355 Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities ⇒ 1.2 Explain how multiple conditions and/or disabilities may impact on individuals opportunity and ability, and ability to participate in a range of activities

1.2 Explain how multiple conditions and/or disabilities may impact on individuals opportunity and ability, and ability to participate in a range of activities

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units
Unit: Unit 355 Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities
Learning outcome: 1 Understand the impact of multiple conditions and/or disabilities on individuals
Assessment criteria: 1.2 Explain how multiple conditions and/or disabilities may impact on individuals opportunity and ability, and ability to participate in a range of activities

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  • Physical Limitations:
    • Mobility impairments may restrict individuals’ ability to participate in activities that require physical movement, such as walking, running, or climbing stairs.
    • Chronic pain conditions can cause discomfort or fatigue, limiting individuals’ endurance and ability to engage in prolonged activities.
  • Cognitive Challenges:
    • Learning disabilities may impact individuals’ comprehension, problem-solving skills, and ability to follow instructions or understand complex tasks.
    • Intellectual disabilities can affect individuals’ cognitive functioning, memory, and decision-making abilities, posing challenges in participating in activities that require cognitive processing.
  • Sensory Impairments:
    • Visual impairments may hinder individuals’ ability to see or navigate their environment effectively, limiting participation in activities that rely on visual cues or require reading.
    • Hearing impairments can make it difficult for individuals to communicate, follow conversations, or engage in activities that involve auditory information or verbal instructions.
  • Mental Health Barriers:
    • Anxiety disorders may lead to avoidance of social situations or new experiences, limiting individuals’ opportunities to participate in social activities or outings.
    • Mood disorders, such as depression, can result in decreased motivation, energy levels, and interest in engaging in activities, affecting participation and enjoyment.
  • Neurological Challenges:
    • Conditions like epilepsy may pose safety concerns during certain activities or environments, leading to restrictions in participation to prevent seizure triggers.
    • Parkinson’s disease symptoms, such as tremors or rigidity, may impact individuals’ coordination and ability to perform fine motor tasks or activities requiring balance.
  • Chronic Health Limitations:
    • Health conditions like diabetes may require careful monitoring of blood sugar levels and adherence to dietary restrictions, influencing individuals’ ability to participate in spontaneous or food-related activities.
    • Respiratory conditions, such as COPD, can cause shortness of breath and fatigue, limiting individuals’ ability to engage in physically demanding activities or exercises.
  • Environmental and Social Factors:
    • Accessibility barriers in the environment, such as lack of ramps or lifts, may restrict individuals’ access to facilities or activities.
    • Stigma or discrimination related to disabilities or mental health conditions may affect individuals’ confidence, self-esteem, and willingness to participate in social or community activities.
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