3 Explain the main differences between communicating with adults and communicating with children and young people There are differences when communicating with children, as opposed to adults, but we must always remember that we are all individuals. Effective communication involves children being able to understand the language needed to: understand concepts; participate in problem solving and develop ideas and opinions. We need to be able to use language effectively in order to encourage and extend thinking and learning. When communicating with children we need to be clear so they understand what is expected of them, keeping it short and to the point, so they don’t lose interest or concentration. When communicating with adults we need to be respectful and consider their point of view in order to establish a rapport based on mutual respect and trust.
‘Having a voice, having a choice’. Children have the right to take part not only giving opinions but choosing their agenda and making their own decisions. Children and young people’s participation is to make sure that all views are heard and valued in the taking of decisions which affect them, to make sure they are supported in making positive contribution to their schools and local community. It is important to focus on all of the rules relating to child protection and safeguarding, confidentiality and data protection. It is important that all children and young people are involves ad take part in a wide range of decision making
Making sure that the practitioner shows interest when approaching the children and while speaking to them, it is also essential to be clear, concise, according to the age and support their needs and abilities. On one side, this involves using phrases and words that the children can understand and the other side, actively listening to the children and responding positively to whatever they have to say. For e.g. getting down to their level when the practitioner is communicating and smiling and reacting in a positive way. • Encourage verbal communication: encouraging the children to express themselves which means teaching them the difference between what is appropriate and verbalisation.
Some adults/ parents may have communication difficulties so you may need to adapt the words you use and use more simple language or turning to face someone directly and pronouncing your words if someone has a hearing impediment. Their may be parents who have english as not their primary language so you may need to get the local education authority to help with the best way, perhaps you could print newsletters and letters in their first language so they fully understand. Letters should always be written at a level of understanding that the recipient can
It is necessary to consider some broad groupings of students with somewhat similar conditions to understand their needs and the services they require. Respect and understanding will be notice when children of differing disabilities and cultures play and learn together. Friendship may also develop. Schools are important places for children to develop friendships and learn social skills. Children with and without disabilities learn with and from each other in inclusive classes.
Due to this it is important that when children and young people communicate with individuals such as practitioners it is important that they are make children and young people aware that confidentiality will take place. "Therefore, it is of great importance to have guidelines in place that clearly outline the service’s confidentiality commitment." My Peer accessed on 01/02/18 however if needed to it will be shared with individuals that need to know. For example if a child or young person is at risk. If this does not happen it may lead to individuals not trusting practitioners and then issues will not be resolved.
â€¢ Make key points clear: itâ€TMs important that you make the areas of what you are saying to a person very clear and make sure that they understand what you have said to them because understanding is the key aim of communications. If you want to know whether the person you are communicating with has understood what you have said to them you can ask them to repeat or ask them questions. â€¢ Be considerate to others: when communicating with people it is important to be considerate especially children and understand that not everyone is having a good day every day, as they might be having issues outside school or issues that they donâ€TMt want to talk about. Sometimes people are sad or angry and are not in the mood to talk to you so itâ€TMs
The group were communicating ideas effectively and I believe this observation was clearly a result of how passionate the teacher was about the pupil’s questions and how well the teacher engaged with the learning taking place. According to the teacher standards, teacher should “encourage pupils to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study” (Teacher Standards, 2011) The attribute of being enthusiastic is a huge starting point for children that have an unwilling attitude
In order to so, me have to provide meaningful activities where students can engage and feel safe to be able to speak. In CLT principles we see that inside the activity we have to take care of the importance of creating a audience for the speaker. The activities where students are involved speaking , there must be a need for the listener to listen and for the speaker to speak. So the types of activities must not be predictable and controlled only by the book or the
Adults may have trouble interacting in social settings, may feel stigmatised or feel they are not accepted or understood. In a school setting, it is important to accept and understand, to work together to build relationships with effective communication with everyone. Difficulties should be addressed with an open and sensitive nature to overcome any barriers in communication with people with physical