Supporting Teaching and Learning 301

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|Links to unit |Performance Evidence | | | | | |Date of Activity: 01/12/12 | |301.1.1 |Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults? | | |Effective communication is extremely important when developing positive relationships with both adults and children. Understanding what | | |communication method is appropriate for an individual is vital. The learner need to be able to understand what is being expected from them,| | |and likewise, the teaching assistant needs to be able to understand the learners wants and needs. Good communication within a classroom | | |will help a leaner feels secure in his/her environment. If a young person is unable to express their wants and needs effectively, it could | | |lead them to feel frustrated and singled out. If a young person’s wants and needs are met and they feel secure, it provides a much better | | |set up for positive teaching and learning to take place. Particularly within autism, if a learner feels they can communicate with you | | |effectively, this will lead to trust. This could then lead to other important factors such as giving the learners access to social | | |environments. | | | | | |Explain the principles of relationship building with children, young people and adults? | | |The most important factor of relationship building in our school with our adults, children and young people, lies with effective | | |communication. (See 1.1) Another Extremely important factor is remembering issues which are personal to them. Many of our learners have | | |complex learning disabilities, and therefore staff members are required to have a good knowledge about each learner they work with is to | |301.1.2 |ensure that situations which may make the learner distressed are avoided. Patience is also a fundamental point when building relationships | | |in our school. Some learners require a lot of time to process information, and therefore staff need to take the time to let the learners | | |respond appropriately. Staffs also have to have good communication skills themselves, in order for learners to be clear of what is being | | |expected from them. Our learners are very easily distracted, and staffs need to be able to keep the learners interested on task. A good | |...
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