Barriers To Communication Essay

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Register to read the introduction… This will vary depending on the degree of learning disability of the individual, but broadly the effect of learning disabilities is to limit the ability of an individual to understand and process information given to them. It is also possible that individuals will have a short attention span, so this may mean that communications have to be repeated several times in an appropriate …show more content…
Culture provides people with different ways of thinking, seeing, hearing and interpreting the world. Even the same words can have different meanings in different cultures even if they have the same language. When two people need to communicate but speak different languages they often have an interpreter to help avoid confusion and misunderstanding.

Q7) Describe ways to reduce each of the barriers to communication you identified?
Give an example of how you have communicated effectively with a client who has a communication barrier.

Sensory Deprivation (Hearing Impairment) * Both sign language and lip reading are highly visual, therefore eye contact is very important. Ensure you make eye contact with the deaf person by either waving gently in front of their face or by tapping them gently on the shoulder. If at a distance, it is acceptable to use vibration or light.

* Remain eye contact as much as possible throughout the conversation; this allows the deaf person to know you are listening.

* Ensure that you are in a suitable environment. Minimise background noise; this could be auditory noise such as a radio or television, or visual noise such as distracting jewellery, bright clothing or wall displays. For the same reasons avoid public places where possible, or choose the quietest and least distracting corner of the
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A translator converts written material from one or more 'source languages' into the 'target language', ensuring that the translated version conveys the meaning of the original as clearly as possible.

As far as I am aware Framework does not have any direct connections with any local translating services but I am aware that if there was an occasion where a translator would be needed, by contacting my Service Manager I’m sure that I would be guided in the right direction in order to seek out a nearby service.


The role of an interpreter goes much further than simply converting one language into another. The role of an interpreter is to bridge the gap between cultures to create a mutual understanding of facts and what is being communicated between two parties. An interpreter must understand much more than just a second language. An interpreter must understand the cultural, economical, and political differences between two cultures in order to create seamless communication between individuals from vastly different

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