Helping prepare people with learning disabilities for injections using sensory communication
Jo Grace explains approaches to giving an injection with someone who is non-verbal
Jo Grace, from The Sensory Projects, explains in this video, made at this year's Positive Choices and Positive Commitments conference at Trinity College Dublin, how important touch can be to a person with profound and multiple learning disabilities undergoing an injection, when language is meaningless.
Watch: Jo Grace explains how to prepare someone who has always been non-verbal for an injection
Begin by touching them on the arm firmly, build up a more rhthmic pattern and build into a more pointed touch before giving the injection.
'When we build rhythm into sensory communications we build anticpation and predictability and in doing that we enable people to feel more safe and secure.
'You might think you are looking to distract somebody from an injection but actually what...
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