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 ⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 559 Support individuals with sensory loss with communication

Unit 559 Support individuals with sensory loss with communication

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 language development
    1. 1.1 Explain the difference between language and communication
    2. 1.2 Analyse the relationship between culture and language
    3. 1.3 Explain how an understanding of language and communication informs practice.
  2. 2. Understand factors that affect the language and communication of an individual with sensory loss
    1. 2.1 Compare and contrast the impact of congenital and acquired sensory loss on: a. communication b. language
    2. 2.2 Explain the potential impacts of a deteriorating condition on an individual’s communication.
  3. 3. Understand the complexities of specialist communication systems
    1. 3.1 Identify when specialist communication systems may be used
    2. 3.2 Evaluate the strengths and weakness of specialist communication systems.
  4. 4. Be able to support the individual with communication
    1. 4.1 Evaluate the suitability of a range of communication methods to meet the needs of the individual
    2. 4.2 Demonstrate a range of suitable communication methods to the individual and/or others
    3. 4.3 Adapt communication methods according to need and context.
  5. 5. Be able to support others to make use of specialist communication
    1. 5.1 Advise others about specialist communication
    2. 5.2 Support others to make use of specialist communication with the individual.
  6. 6. Review communication work
    1. 6.1 Review how communication support to individuals meets identified needs in relation to: a. own work b. agreed ways of working c. work with others.
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