1.2 Explain How To Adapt Positive Body Language

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I would adapt my communication for a child by making sure I was speaking to them at a level they will understand & also choose words suitable for their age. I would also make sure I come down to their level whether that meant sitting or kneeling so that we are at the same level. Physically we are on an equal level and not towering over them which wont make a great start for effective or positive communication and could make the child feel uneasy. Young children tend to be more tactile and may need to express them selves with touch especially if they come to you upset about something. They may simply wish to hold your hand when they talk to you which can be reassuring both physically and also make them feel they have you attention and will listen…show more content…
There very little communication back but she touched her outfit and there was a smile. Question: Question 6 Answer: Communicating with all children adults will be very similar in that we will use good eye contact & body language. Showing that we are listening to what they are saying by reacting with positive body language or perhaps ask questions about what they are saying or even repeat or recheck what they have said so they know weâ€TMve understood. I would adapt the level of language and tone of voice I used to be age appropriate and make sure I always remained professional. Itâ€TMs important to remain professional to show you are taking the situation seriously showing respect to the person you are taking to and giving them reassurance and gaining their trust in you. There will be written communication more with adults & this needs to be kept professional, language appropriate. We must avoid using silly pictures on messages. A smiley face at the end would be seen as very unprofessional! Making sure, especially with children, that we have understood them correctly.
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