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I am going to assess the ways which communication can be improved and inhibited by a range of factors.

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´╗┐SHANICE DASOUR Unit 2 A01 Section C Section c In section C, I am going to assess the ways which communication can be improved and inhibited by a range of factors. Environmental factors consist of interruptions, poor lighting and room temperature, the room set up and background noises. These factors can inhibit communication. A problem which could appear in verbal communication could be distractions. An example for this could be that at teacher talking to a student in a room, but are disturbed continuously by other members of staff or students. This could distract the sender or receiver and could then make them forget what was needed to be said. The communication is not then effective. To prevent this, doors should be closed and a note to inform others should be put somewhere visible e.g. the door. Inhibiting factors can make communication less effective and can stop interaction. This then results in negative consequences. Another example when using verbal communication can be the lack of personal space. The space between some people can show what type of relationship the sender and receiver have. When speaking eye to eye, this usually shows a sense of formality. Personal space should always be thought about as somebody may feel discomforted if they seem to be too close to somebody. For example, a doctor may be speaking to a teenage girl about her problems, the doctor may be too close than he is supposed to be. ...read more.


Another example could be too many open questions, individuals completing this may feel as if they are asking for too much information and could feel uncomfortable when answering these. When using special methods, factors which could inhibit communication could be having hearing or visual impairments. They need time to respond and should know who is speaking to them, so they can reply correctly. Meeting individuals needs in a care setting Meeting individuals needs in a care setting is essential as this would make them feel supported. An example of meeting needs can be an individual with special needs. Care settings should provide all services for individuals who have visual and hearing impairments. For example, there should be care providers who can translate and there should be an option for them to use such as Braille, Makaton or special computers. Without these methods of communicating, individuals may feel as if they cannot use the service and could feel disadvantaged. Stereotyping is when assumptions are made and this usually involves generalising. This shouldn?t occur in a care setting as this can make somebody feel undervalue. For example, assuming somebody is old and doesn?t know anything which leads you to not ask them questions can result in making them feel stupid and useless. How can P.I.E.S factors of the sender and receiver inhibit communication? P.I.E.S are physical, intellectual, emotional, and social factors. ...read more.


For example a student could be writing up a piece of coursework but may be distracted. This could lead to wrong information being written and could also mean work may be delayed. An example for emotional factors which inhibit special methods of communication could be unconfident and embarrassment traits on an individual. For example, somebody who uses special methods may not want to use BSL in front of others as they may think they will be judged. This could be scary for the sender and could also cause delays. Social factors which inhibit communication. Social factors which inhibit communication can consist of big groups where you do not usually have a chance to talk, friends and peers may be a distraction and slang language could be another issue. Talking verbally to somebody would mean the sender speaks and receiver listens and then replies. When there is a big group you are trying to communicating to, you often don?t have a chance to speak. His could lower self esteem and could make somebody feel as if their thoughts don?t want to be heard. Bad habits of slang usually inhibit communication as a youngster may say things which other people many not understand. This could then mean the sender is misunderstood and the receiver will gain wrong information. To conclude, i have spoken about the physical, intellectual , emotional and social factors which can inhibit communication Referances : General knowledge, class notes, GCE health and social care single text book, Wikipedia, WWW.ehow.co.uk. ...read more.

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