2.1 Explain How To Adapt Communication With Children And Young People

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Within the school environment, there will be a variety of children and adults. Each child and adult will differ from the other. Some will come from different backgrounds, speak different languages and some may have additional educational needs or impairments.
Children and adults from different backgrounds may speak a different language to the majority of the people in the school. Sometimes they may have English as a second language but some may only have their first language. This could cause a barrier in communicating with each other if the other child or adult does not speak their language at all or not very well. Trying to translate to another language may be interpreted wrong or spoken incorrectly causing confusion in the
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Some children may have conditions such as Dyslexia, ADHD, Downs Syndrome or
Autism, which will cause their communication to be different. They may find it hard to interpret what an adult is asking them to do or they may not be able to communicate what they want to say in a way for an adult to understand them.
Hearing and Physical impairments will also have an effect on communication. Hearing impairments in a child or adult will create a barrier in communication where the listener will have to use a different form of communication such as sign language or using pictures and gestures. Physical impairments would include disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy or Spina Bifida in the child or adult. In this case, it may be hard for them to speak to communicate what they are trying to say. They may also have trouble using their gross and fine motor skills which could prevent a child from producing school work to a similar level of a child without any physical
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