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Communication Case Studies John, who is 73 years old, lived alone for many years following the death of his wife.

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Communication Case Studies John, who is 73 years old, lived alone for many years following the death of his wife. He was recently admitted to Fir Tree Grange because he felt he couldn't cope at home. You notice that he is constantly asking staff and other service users to repeat what was said. Several of the service users have complained that his television is on too loud. For this you would write everything down for them so that they understand things but also you make hand gestures and sign language, sign language is merely the English Language in sign. Also most people who sign finger spell this will be good when you are trying to tell John some names. ...read more.

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Deaf/blind interpreters and communicator guides work with a range of communication methods including BSL, hands-on-signing, clear communication, the Block Alphabet, the Deaf/blind Manual Alphabet and speech-to-Braille. Lip speakers repeat what is said without using their voice, so that you can lip-read them easily. Speech-to-text reporters Speech-to-text reporting is suitable for people who are deaf and are comfortable reading English, often at high speed and sometimes for up to a couple of hours at a time. The reporter uses a special keyboard to type every word that is spoken by a speaker. They type words phonetically - how they sound rather than how they're spelt. This is then converted back into English on your computer screen. ...read more.

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If you would rather have a transcript of everything that is said, you may prefer to use a speech-to-text reporter. Manual note takers works with people who are deaf and comfortable reading English. Note takers are trained to take handwritten notes for people who are deaf in meetings, on courses, or at other events. Note takers can write notes in a way that suits you. Mrs Solomon has had a stroke. Her speech is very slurred and difficult understand and she has limited use of her right hand for writing. Mary is suffering from dementia. Because of her confusion and intermittent loss of memory it is very difficult to communicate with her. Mrs Persaud speaks and understands very little English As a result of a road traffic accident Jane who is 18 years old is visually impaired. ...read more.

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