2.4 Explain how to ensure that communication equipment is: a. fit for purpose, b. correctly set up and working, c. able to be used by the individual.

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit: Advanced communication skills
Learning outcome: Understand how to support the use of assistive technology to enhance communication
Assessment criteria: 2.4 Explain how to ensure that communication equipment is: a. fit for purpose, b. correctly set up and working, c. able to be used by the individual.

  • Fit for purpose
    • Prior consultation with specialist services
    • Ensuring professionals are provided with full and accurate information before they make recommendations
  • Correctly setup and working
    • Ensure it is installed by a professional and test that is working before they leave
    • Follow all instructions carefully
  • Able to be used by the individual
    • Ask the individual if the assistive technology is useful to them and if they have any problems
    • Observe them whilst they use it

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