TDA 3.1 1.1 Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults.
When working within a school you communicate with not only the children you work with but everybody around you. This could be the staff you are working with and the parents or carers of the children in your school.
You should always hold a professional relationship between yourself and the children, staff or parents. When doing so you will have a certain way to communicate with each individual.
It is important for a child to feel like they have a belonging at school and are valued as an individual by the adults around them. When developing ...view middle of the document...
Some individual children may need specific ways to communicate effectively visual or hearing impairment therefore different methods of communicating would be adapted to the child’s needs such as sign language, PECS or brail etc.
When communicating it is common that misunderstandings occur due to people not listening attentively. It is always important to be a good listener when communicating with anybody. This is not the only skill needed when communicating effectively with others around you, other skills may include:
• Being available to make time for the person, whether this is a child or an adult.
• Good use of non-verbal skills such as facing the person, smiling, nodding and good use of hand gestures.
• Being polite.
• Encouraging others to talk by asking questions.
• Being sympathetic and empathetic
• Providing opportunities.
Asking and answering questions are important when communicating with children as it can be a good way to help develop their communicating skills for the present and future. ‘Closed’ questions are questions in which are only answered with one word such as ‘yes’ or ‘no’. If possible try to avoid using this type of question as it is better to use an ‘Open’ question when communicating as this allows the child a more detailed response with room to express personal experiences, feelings and ideas. It is important that not only...