Barriers to Effective Communication
Ways of overcoming communication barriers
This is when someone is deprived of one of his or her senses (which are seeing, hearing, touching and smelling.) If this happens the person cannot communicate properly, this could create a barrier in communicating with other people.
Examples of these barriers where highlighted in our group assignment.
Visually impaired, can mean being long, short sighted or registered blind. Some blind people can see shapes or some light and dark.
• Individuals who are visually impaired to the extent of being blind or nearly blind will need to be addressed with thought and care. Carers cannot rely on their facial expressions or body language to communicate their interest or concern.
• Ask the service user what system of communication they prefer.
• A calm, slow voice with a varying tone may give out the message that the speaker is being friendly.
• Use touch to get the person’s attention.
• Remember to get any information that th…