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 ⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 393 Understand sensory loss

Unit 393 Understand sensory loss

This unit is one of the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

  1. 1. Understand the factors that impact on an individual with sensory loss
    1. 1.1 Analyse how a range of factors can impact on individuals with sensory loss
    2. 1.2 Analyse how societal attitudes and beliefs impact on individuals with sensory loss
    3. 1.3 Explore how a range of factors, societal attitudes and beliefs impact on service provision.
  2. 2. Understand the importance of effective communication for individuals with sensory loss
    1. 2.1 Explain the methods of communication used by individuals with: a. sight loss b. hearing loss c. deafblindness
    2. 2.2 Describe how the environment facilitates effective communication for people with sensory loss
    3. 2.3 Explain how effective communication may have a positive impact on lives on individuals with sensory loss.
  3. 3. Understand the main causes and conditions of sensory loss
    1. 3.1 Identify the main causes of sensory loss
    2. 3.2 Define congenital sensory loss and acquired sensory loss
    3. 3.3 Identify the demographic factors that influence the incidence of sensory loss in the population.
  4. 4. Know how to recognise when an individual may be experiencing sight and / or hearing loss and actions that may be taken
    1. 4.1 Identify the indicators and signs of: a. sight loss b. hearing loss c. deafblindness
    2. 4.2 Explain actions that should be taken if there are concerns about onset of sensory loss or changes in sensory status
    3. 4.3 Identify sources of support for those who may be experiencing onset of sensory loss.

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