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Patients who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Cultural and Communication Considerations - One-hour presentation to psychiatric hospital
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Melissa Bell

on 22 March 2013

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Transcript of Patients who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

When to use them
When the patient requests/agrees to using one
When other methods of communication are not effective Sign Language Interpreters HIPAA Laws That Impact Serving Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Are people with hearing loss less intelligent because they don't hear or speak clearly? Sensitivity
True, False, or it Depends? Patients who are
Deaf or Hard of Hearing Cultural and
Communication
Considerations
Provide the same level of care to all patients, taking into considering their cultural and communication needs. Wrap-up / Questions 903-534-1222
deafnessrs4a@dars.state.tx.us Melissa Bell Deaf Hard of hearing Person with a
hearing loss Deaf and dumb Deaf-mute Hearing impaired Melissa Bell
Deafness Resource Specialist
CSD of Texas
BEI Level III Certified Interpreter Laura Hill, M.S.
Professor of American Sign Language
Tyler Junior College
BEI Level V Certified Deaf Interpreter Professor of American Sign Language
Tyler Junior College
BEI Level V Certified Deaf Interpreter Deafness Resource Specialist
Northeast TX Communication strategies can be put in place to overcome communication barriers. Consider This Persons who are Deaf belong to a unique sub-culture of America. There are legal obligations involved in serving this population. Assistive technology and services can be used for safety and independence. Deaf Culture Deaf Culture linguistic minority in American culture hearing loss Deaf gain! In common: values
norms
traditions
language
behaviors eye gaze pointing facial expressions paranoia agitation * * 903-705-7694
Lhil2@tjc.edu Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) EQUAL ACCESS Laura Hill, M.S. Communication Communication Technology
Services
Strategies Amplified telephone Visual smoke alarm Doorbell signaler Assisted Listening Device Sign language interpreters Video Remote Interpreting
(VRI) CART
(real-time captioning) Writing Lipreading Picture boards Certified Deaf Interpreters
(CDI) Bilingual staff When do patients communicate? The best terms to use: Qualified interpreters pathological
vs.
cultural views Every person is different. Find out what they need to communicate effectively. Other signing systems
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