Communication barriers

Write a 2-3-page paper about overcoming communication barriers. For the purpose of this assignment, please choose one of the following communication barriers; complete loss of vision, complete loss of hearing, or complete loss of speech.

For the communication barrier you have chosen, please respond to the following questions (responses should be at least 2-3 paragraphs each):

  1. How would this communication barrier change your life? For example, how would this impact your ability to remain in school, maintain your current job, participate in activities such as sports or hobbies, etc.
  2. What interventions might help overcome that barrier and how would they be implemented?
  3. What level of independence would be possible with this barrier? How might this differ for an elderly client?
  4. Reflect on your responses, and briefly discuss the following:
  5. In what way has this assignment changed your perception of this communication barrier?
  6. How will this impact your care for a client with this communication barrier?
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