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Communication. In care setting all forms of communication are used whether its face to face of on the telephone, it could also be through computer by sending or receiving emails or you could use writing as a form of communication or other special metho

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1 The importance of communication People interact and communicate with one another on a regular basis and there are a number of different ways to do this for example oral, written computerised and other special communications like sign language. In care setting all forms of communication are used whether it's face to face of on the telephone, it could also be through computer by sending or receiving emails or you could use writing as a form of communication or other special methods such as sign language or Braille. Types of communication There is a variety of different ways that can be used while communicating with others; these depend on the method of communication used like verbal communication e.g. speaking and listening, this is one the most common type of communication and the majority of people are likely to use oral communication, there is also electronic communication e.g. ...read more.


while enrolling a child at a playgroup, nursery school or childminder to make sure that the parents/carer's name, address and contact number are accurate. One of the main purposes for oral communication is exchanging ideas, experiences and thoughts etc e.g. at a day care centre when a group of older people are talking about present or past experience as well as sharing current news items. Giving and obtaining information is important because the content must be accurate. If incorrect 'facts' are given, the person who requires the information will be misinformed and this could lead to serious consequences. At a day care centre when groups of older people are talking about their present and past experiences and sharing current news items, the purpose of this communication is to exchange ideas. When talking to people, non-verbal signals, such as gestures or smiles, as well as speech, are often used. ...read more.


Some of the other advantages of oral communication can be that its: - Fast - useful for obtaining information - Based on two-way communication and therefore promote an understanding of the real information need(s) and the communication of relevant information. - Flexible - Simply and facilitate the transmission of information between two people working in different subject areas - Easy and pleasant to use However there are some disadvantages as you will need an active listener, the information may be hard to store and retrieve and can have difficulty in finding words to correctly convey meaning in a short period of time. The listener may find it easier to visualise the flow of information or may simply be find it easier to organise information through writing. Other disadvantages for oral communication: - Its not open to everyone - Can lead to misconceptions because information is sometimes incomplete (lack of details) - Difficult to maintain and therefore unstable - Can also lead to mis-belief/mistakes http://smucomm101t1.wetpaint.com/page/Disadvantages+of+Oral+Communication (14.11.09) ...read more.

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