identify the characteristics of communication that is not based on formal language systems
Reasons an individual may use a form of communication that is not not based on a formal language system include the fact that they are not trained or taught in formal language systems, for example, if a person could not talk or write but could hear, [ and either you or they didn't know sign language then you could ask a question and say "press once for yes and twice for no", hence you are using
a form of communication that is not based on a formal language system.
A range of communication methods and aids that support individuals to communicate include writing, reading, talking, sign language, body language, hearing aids and speech aids etc.
The potential effects on an individual of having unmet communication needs can include the fact that they feel isolated, depressed, etc. They may also develop mental health disabilities if they feel that they are not 'included' in society due to these unmet needs.
I would work in partnership with the individual and their carers, families, etc to identify the individuals specific communication needs by asking the people involved what the best action would be in order to gain the best outcome. I would also take part in care plans and write regular assessments involving everyone concerned whilst abiding to all laws and organisational policies. I would also implement and encourage the individual to implement, any strategies that had been agreed on in order allow the individual to communicate effectively. I would also access information and support about identifying and addressing communication needs from other colleagues and family members etc who were involved with the client. These would be accessed if I or the client etc wanted to bring themselves up to date with any actions that had been agreed by all or if the client etc wanted a review of their care plan.
I would prepare the environment for effective communication by ensuring that all areas were well lit, chairs were facing each other, people were facing each other, their is no noise and any other needs, eg, computer screens, hearing aids etc. were switched on in order for effective communication between the client and anyone invloved. ]
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