Unit 1 p4 Communication barriers

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Hodon Abdi

Health and Social Care

Unit 1 P4 Miss Leonard

Communication barriers

In this assignment I will be writing about what I understand about communication barriers and how to overcome them, I will also be writing about what are the barriers in my work placement and the strategies that are used that could overcome the barriers Communication barriers are what stops the message getting across or stops two people from communicating effectively. Communication barriers include;

language barriers


aggression /submissiveness


values  on beliefs

cultural variation

Language barriers

Samira is a worker at rooftop nursery and finds it hard to communicate properly due to her language barrier. Her first language is Bangladeshi, She won’t be able to understand people talk with her because English is not his first language therefore she won’t be able to communicate with the people around her.

The way Samira is going to overcome this communication barrier can be enrolling in a ESOL course which can help her learn how to speak English probably, when Samira has to go to meetings in the work placement she could be provided with a translator who can speak both Bangladeshi and English.

If a person was due to have a hearing disability, this would affect their communication by not being able to understand and hear what people are saying when communicating with them.

To have strategies that will help a service user who has a hearing disability, to overcome communication barriers the best thing to do is by making them wear a hearing aid at all times so it can be more helpful for them to hear people more effectively. Also what could be provided to this service user is to be given clear; written text so then the service user can read what the person is articulating to them. Sign language is also an effective action that could take place within this service user to help them communicate much more consistently.

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Lola has a visual disability and finds it hard to see peoples facial expressions, body language and see who is directly communicating with her. All of these are barriers to which stops her from communicating affectively with anyone.

Lola can overcome this communication barrier by always wearing glasses at all times. When people are directly speaking to Lola, they shouldn’t be far from her,,they should come closer to Lola so she can visually see them more and making it much clearer for her to understand and see the facial expression so she can see who she is speaking ...

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