Domain - Sensory Support

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Level 3

Describe hearing impairment

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23375 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people providing services in a health or wellbeing setting. People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the basic structure and function of the ear; the major effects of hearing impairment on communication; the effects of hearing impairment on a person; and agencies or support services and roles of professionals that are specific to people with a hearing impairment.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Use visual strategies for communicating with Deaf and hearing impaired people

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23377 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for people providing services in a health or wellbeing setting. People credited with this unit standard are able to describe and use visual strategies for communicating with Deaf and hearing impaired people, in a health or wellbeing setting.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Describe the visual system and vision impairment

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24895 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people providing services in a health or wellbeing setting. People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the visual system; refraction and its effects on vision; the effects of vision impairment on a person; and agencies or support services and roles of professionals that are specific to people with vision impairment.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Describe newborn hearing screening and the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard and unit standards 26732, 26734 and 26736 have been replaced by unit standard 29548.

26730 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for hearing screeners working within the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme (UNHSEIP). People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: hearing screening and the difference between screening and diagnosis; the aim and goals of the UNHSEIP; the hearing screening pathway for newborns; population-based programmes for newborn hearing screening and the significance of early screening; and the rights of consumers of hearing screening procedures.

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Describe safety requirements for newborns for the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard and unit standards 26730, 26734 and 26736 have been replaced by unit standard 29548.

26732 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for hearing screeners working within the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme (UNHSEIP). People credited with this unit standard are able to describe safety requirements for newborns for the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme.

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Describe risk factors and protocols for hearing screening of babies
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard and unit standard 26731 have been replaced by unit standard 29547.

26733 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for hearing screeners working within the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme (UNHSEIP). People credited with this unit standard are able to describe risk factors, and protocols for identifying risk factors, for hearing screening of babies, and describe the protocol for hearing screening of babies and for storing data.

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Describe administration procedures for the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard and unit standards 26730, 26732, and 26736 have been replaced by unit standard 29548.

26734 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for hearing screeners working within the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme (UNHSEIP). People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the reasons for recording information related to newborn hearing screening; the procedures for identifying and tracking a newborn through the hearing screening process; the procedures related to informed consent for newborn hearing screening, and the privacy and confidentiality requirements of the UNHSEIP; and the procedures for recording, distributing, and storing data; and the follow-up processes for hearing screening results.

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of the use and maintenance of hearing screening equipment for the UNHSEIP

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26735 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for hearing screeners working within the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme (UNHSEIP). People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: hearing screening equipment for the UNHSEIP and its use; the procedures for maintaining hearing screening equipment; and the procedures for storing and protecting data from hearing screening equipment.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Describe communication and providing information and results to parents for the newborn hearing screening process
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard and unit standards 26730, 26732, and 26734 have been replaced by unit standard 29548.

26736 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for hearing screeners working within the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme (UNHSEIP). People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: communication with parents and the information to be communicated to parents related to newborn hearing screening; and the process for communicating newborn hearing screening results to parents.

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of referral and habilitation for the UNHSEIP

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26738 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for hearing screeners working within the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme (UNHSEIP). People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of the audiology referral process for babies, and habilitation and intervention options for babies with hearing loss.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Carry out vision and hearing screening tests for children in a health or wellbeing setting

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Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 28526 replaced unit standard 24892, unit standard 24893 and unit standard 24894.

28527 Unit Standard 25 Credits

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This unit standard is for people providing services in a health or wellbeing setting. People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare for, and carry out vision and hearing screening tests for children; and clean and store vision and hearing screening test equipment, in a health or wellbeing setting.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme (UNHSEIP)

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standards 26730, 26732, 26734, and 26736.

29548 Unit Standard 18 Credits

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This unit standard is for hearing screeners working within the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme (UNHSEIP). People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: hearing screening and the difference between screening and diagnosis; the aim and goals of the UNHSEIP, and reasons for recording information in the prescribed manner; population-based programmes for newborn hearing screening, the significance of early screening, and the rights of consumers; ideal screening conditions for the UNHSEIP, and making sure the baby is settled in readiness for hearing screening; the aABR newborn hearing screening method; procedures for identifying and tracking a baby through the screening process; procedures related to informed consent, privacy and confidentiality, and for managing data; and information to be provided to parents, and communication with parents, related to newborn hearing screening.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Level 4

Describe the types and causes of hearing loss and the hearing screening method for newborns
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard and unit standard 26733 have been replaced by unit standard 29547.

26731 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for hearing screeners working within the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme (UNHSEIP). People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: types and causes of hearing loss in newborns; and the automated Auditory Brainstem Response (aABR) newborn hearing screening method.

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Carry out newborn hearing screening for the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme

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Version 4

26737 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is for hearing screeners working within the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme (UNHSEIP). People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare for newborn hearing screening; inform parents of the newborn hearing screening procedures for babies, informed consent, and convey and explain potential results; prepare for and carry out hearing screening for babies; process data related to hearing screening of babies; and communicate hearing screening results to parents.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Record, interpret, and explain vision and hearing screening results for children in a health or wellbeing setting

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Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 28527 replaced unit standard 24892, unit standard 24893 and unit standard 24894.

28526 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for experienced people providing services in a health or wellbeing setting. People credited with this unit standard are able to record, interpret and explain vision and hearing screening test results for children in a health or wellbeing setting.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of causes of hearing loss in babies and risk factors for congenital and delayed hearing loss

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standards 26731and 26733.

29547 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for hearing screeners working within the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme (UNHSEIP). People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: types and causes of hearing loss in babies; and risk factors for congenital hearing loss and delayed onset or progressive hearing loss.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Level 6

Explain causes and effects of vision impairment on a person's functional vision and possible interventions and training

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29608 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of the demographics of vision impairment in New Zealand; and explain the following: basic optics, the anatomy of the human eye and the human visual system; the causes and effects of vision impairment on a person''s functional vision; and possible interventions and training to enhance a person''s functional vision.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Level 7

Incorporate culturally appropriate responsive processes when working with people who have a vision impairment

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29607 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this standard are able to: explain culturally appropriate responsive processes and protocols for working with people of different cultures who have a vision impairment, and the impact of Te Tiriti o Waitangi on the provision of vision habilitation/rehabilitation services when working with kapo Maori and their whanau/hapu; incorporate culturally appropriate processes and protocols into own practice when working with kapo Maori and their whanau/hapu, and with Pacific peoples and/or people of other cultures who have a vision impairment; and evaluate own cultural responsiveness in relation to current theory, practice, and research when working with kapo Maori, and Pacific peoples and/or people of other cultures who have a vision impairment.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Explain cultural theories of human development and their relevance to practice in vision impairment services

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29609 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this standard are able to: explain cultural theories of human development across the lifespan; explain the potential impact of vision impairment on human development; and explain the relevance of human development theories to practice in vision impairment services.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Explain structures, ideologies and models of disability and their relevance to vision impairment services

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29610 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this standard are able to explain: how social, cultural, and economic structures and ideologies in Aotearoa New Zealand and other countries construct the experience of disability; and how different models of disability inform policy and practice with relevance to people with vision impairment.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Analyse and explain education/rehabilitation theories/strategies relevant to the provision of vision impairment services

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29611 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this standard are able to: explain selected education/rehabilitation theories and related tools and techniques relevant to the provision of vision impairment services; analyse factors influencing the choice of education/rehabilitation strategies relevant to the provision of vision impairment services; and explain the application of an education/rehabilitation theory/strategy when developing an education/rehabilitation plan to provide vision impairment services.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Explain, teach, and evaluate selected skills and techniques whilst providing services to people with vision impairment

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29612 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this standard are able to: explain the general impact of blindness, deafblindness and low vision on people in New Zealand; assess needs, select and explain selected skills and techniques, and teach and/or advise on these skills and techniques, whilst providing teaching or advisory services to a person with a vision impairment, and evaluate their application.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Analyse and apply policies, legislation, and codes, and demonstrate knowledge of services, related to vision impairment

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29613 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this standard are able to analyse and apply policies, legislation, codes, and conventions, and demonstrate knowledge of health, education, cultural, or social services, related to vision impairment.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of foundations of low vision and functional vision assessment for travelling indoors and outdoors

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29646 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the integrated functions of the human visual system; the functional implications imposed on people by diseases and disorders of the human visual system; the prevalence of diseases and disorders of the human visual system in diverse populations; specific medical and physical contraindications for diseases and disorders of the human eye; the theory of optics in relation to the use of low vision aids, devices, and technology, and implications to O&M; and identify resources and referrals for interventions used to alleviate or modify the functional effects of specific eye diseases or disorders. They are also able to: explain the roles and functions of the orientation and mobility specialist and other low vision habilitation/rehabilitation professional services within a multi-disciplinary low vision team; describe strategies to improve functional vision to maintain safe and independent movement and orientation; plan, design and conduct an outdoor functional vision assessment of the level of current visual function a person may have when travelling; and design sequential instructional programmes to integrate the use of low vision aids and strategies for a person with a vision impairment when travelling.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of Orientation and Mobility (O&M) theory and instructional strategies

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29647 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of O&M and O&M instruction in terms of: historical development, current status, and O&M specialists'' demographics; movement, sensory, and concept development, and related assessment and teaching strategies for improving these and their use in relation to O&M; the provision of O&M services in New Zealand for people with a vision impairment; the implications of the functional effects of additional impairments on O&M instruction; evaluation strategies, teaching strategies, adaptive materials or equipment and resource development needs for a theoretical person in relation to O&M instruction. They are able to develop a plan from assessment(s) for a theoretical person in relation to O&M instruction; demonstrate knowledge of professional issues relevant to O&M specialists; and describe current publications, specialist resources, and research in O&M for people with a vision impairment.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Conduct individualised Orientation and Mobility (O&M) instruction across a range of environments

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29648 Unit Standard 54 Credits

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People credited with this standard are able to, in relation to O&M: establish and maintain effective communication and professional relationships when providing services; carry out assessment and develop an individualised instruction plan for a person with a vision impairment, and teach elements of instruction across a range of familiar and unfamiliar environments to this person; monitor the movement and O&M skills of a person with a vision impairment in potentially dangerous situations, and intervene as appropriate to ensure safety; and demonstrate ethical behaviour.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Level 8

Research and present findings on a special vision habilitation/ rehabilitation topic in Orientation and Mobility (O&M)

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29649 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this standard are able to demonstrate ability to interpret and analyse research studies, demonstrate knowledge of contemporary vision habilitation/rehabilitation research issues and needs in O&M, prepare a research proposal related to a special a special O&M topic, and undertake a research project on a special O&M topic.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 24 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Community Support Services ITO Limited

Data as at 05 May 2021