PROMOTE COMMUNICATION IN HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE OR CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S SETTING UNIT 051
Demonstrate how to establish the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals? Communication is a two way process. Effective communication requires everyone involved to be able to express their own thoughts and messages to understand communication of others. In most ways we as professionals need to ensure we understand and find ways to effective communication. The communication needs for both children and adults are different depending in their individual needs, so the language needs and preferences are quite wide ranged such as people who talk a different language may need an interpreter. It is very challenging to pick the best way to communicate with the children. It is important that when communicating with children we communicate clearly. Being clear helps them to understand what is expected and also helps them learn how to be good communicators. Young children are particularly disadvantaged as they may not have the experience or cognitive development to sort out unclear or mixed messages. Also those who have language delay or who are not fluent in the language that is being spoken may have similar difficulties. This is why we use strong facial expressions and gestures and even pointing to things so that children with no verbal communication are more likely to understand what we are saying. Such as us as professionals have learnt to interpret what a baby is trying to communicate when crying or when a toddler are gasping at things what they are trying to express. Us as professionals are likely to come into contact with a range of adults. Children always benefit when adults around them are able to collaborate. Parents for example are more likely to support and share information if you have developed a strong relationship with them. Also children are more likely to get support from professionals outside the setting if you have...
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