Communication and Young People

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UNIT 1

PRINCIPLES OF DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIPS WITH CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS

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EXPLAIN WHY EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IS IMPORTANT IN DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIPS WITH CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS

Communicating effectively with children, young people and adults is very important to enable strong and positive relationships between these groups. Communicating positively with adults, this includes teachers and parents, is an important part in helping build a strong and trusting relationship with each other, therefore opening the lines of communication, both written and verbal, so I can put forward any ideas regarding lesson plans, activities or any concerns I have regarding the child. Developing positive relationships with children and young people will create a happy, calm and safe environment. Children and young people will then feel able to approach me and talk about any concerns they may be having that could affect their learning or social skills. It is important to listen and use positive language when communicating, this can include eye contact, nodding and showing interest. Knowing the child’s care goals and any IEP's will help identify the needs of the child.

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EXPLAIN THE PRINCIPLE OF RELATIONSHIP BUILDING WITH CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS

The principles of relationship building are built on mutual respect, willingness to listen to each other and trust. There needs to be clear and effective communication which includes positive body language and consideration between each other. Always remember everyone is different in their beliefs, values and religion. Use diversity positively.

1.1.3
EXPLAIN HOW DIFFERENT SOCIAL, PROFESSIONAL AND CULTERAL CONTEXTS MAY AFFECT RELATIONSHIPS AND THE WAY PEOPLE COMMUNICATE

Different social, professional and cultural contexts may affect relationships and the way people communicate because of a lack of understanding of one anothers background and culture. When communicating with others we may need to adapt the way we communicate in different situations, for example formal and informal communication. Formal communication could be a meeting with the teacher, outside groups and following policies and procedures. Knowledge of events happening outside the school ie at home may explain a persons behaviour, so talking to the teacher and getting as much information as possible may help communication within the relationship. Understanding the affect of language and non-verbal communication is important in maintaining a good relationship. Maintaining professional relationships with children at all times helps the children with boundaries and what is acceptable behaviour. The ethos of the school sets out how the children are expected to behave.

UNIT 1

UNDERSTAND HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS

1.2.1
EXPLAIN THE SKILLS NEEDED TO COMMUNICATE WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

There are many skills needed to communicate with children and young adults. I should use eye contact and actively listen by using positive body language, facial expressions and by reacting and commenting on what is being said. I should always be approachable and find opportunities to speak to children. Giving children enough opportunities to talk and express themselves may boost their confidence when speaking to adults. When speaking to children I would get down to their level so they don't feel intimidated. I would smile, nod and make appreciative sounds to show that I was interested and fully attentive in what they have to say. Always be polite, relaxed, confident and articulate.

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EXPLAIN HOW YOU WOULD ADAPT COMMUNICATIO FOR:
(a) THE AGE OF THE CHILD/YOUNG PERSON
(b) THE CONTEXT OF THE COMMUNICATION
(c)COMMUNICATION DIFFERENCES

I would always take into consideration the age of the child/young person I was communicating with and adapt my language appropriately. I would always ask questions to ensure they understand what is being...
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