Butler University, one of the nation’s leading master’s comprehensive universities, was founded in 1855 on the principle of equal access to higher education regardless of gender or race. The School of Music, one of the first schools in the country accredited by NASM, enrolls over 200 majors pursuing Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in a wide variety of curricula including performance, music education, composition, and jazz studies. The Jordan College of the Arts, which includes the School of Music as well as the departments of dance, theatre, arts administration, and art + design, provides focused professional study and collaborative, creative experiences within the context of a strong liberal arts university. We emphasize the development of students as artist-citizens who will become leaders in arts and society.
Adapting Communications Skills There are times when we need to adapt our communication style to meeting the needs of individuals and use aids to help them enhance their communication. Explain how you would adapt and support the following persons to communicate: A service user with: Hearing Loss Loss of sight Learning difficulties and language barriers Gender differences Dementia / confusion Dysphasic Cultural differences Communication and Autism 3. 1. Explain how people from different backgrounds may use and/ or interpret communication methods in different ways. 2. Identify barriers to effective communication 3. 3. Demonstrate ways to overcome barriers to communication BARRIERS TO COMMUNICATION HOW TO OVERCOME Medical condition Their understanding/language differences Visual/hearing impairment Relationship 3. 4. Describe strategies that can be used to clarify misunderstanding. 3. 5. Explain how to access extra support or services to enable individuals to communicate effectively. 4. 1.