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Sensory Awareness

Subject category: General Health and Social Care

Course overview

This course has been developed to provide learners with an overview of the impact of sensory loss for individuals and is suitable for anyone who supports people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired. It aims to increase awareness of the practical and emotional impact of having a sensory loss.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Case studies, group discussions, small group activities and role plays
This course has been developed and mapped to:
Guidance from the Royal National Institute of Blind People
And the following QCF unit:
Understand Sensory Loss 

Course content

How a range of factors can impact on individuals with sensory loss
Methods of communication
Sight loss
Hearing loss
How the environment facilitates effective communication
Effective communication
Main causes of sensory loss
Congenital and acquired sensory loss
Indicators and signs
Concerns about onset of sensory loss or changes in sensory status

Learning outcomes

Outline the factors that impact on an individual with sensory loss
Explain the importance of effective communication for individuals with sensory loss
Describe the main causes and conditions of sensory loss
Know how to recognise when an individual may be experiencing sight and/or hearing loss and actions that may be taken


3 hours

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