In this assignment I will be discussing the different way we communicate with children, young people and other adults. Also, how to deal with disagreements between children and adults. And looking at how we speak and communicate with people and the benefits it has Task 1
Children and young people
Describe how to establish respectful, professional relationships with children and young people It’s most important that first of all you talk to a child or young person that is at a level that is appropriate to their age. Making sure that you come across as calm caring and approachable person, who is also willing to listen to what they have to say and making them feel that what they have to say is also important. Also setting out mutual ground rules so you both know what is expected from each other so there is no confusion from either side. And simple things like learning a person’s name and pronouncing it correctly, being alert to their feeling, giving time to pupils as an individual and using lots of positive and encouraging words when speaking to children and young people. Describe with examples how to behave appropriately for a child or young person’s stage of development When communicating with children or young people you need to make sure you are communicating at a level that is at their “age related” stage of their development. But keeping in mind that children and young people mature and develop at different stages, and children with “special needs” may need more help from different professions to assess their development stage. Children in foundation and key stage 1 these pupils are still developing their language and communication skills so it’s important that when we speak to them we get down to their level so we are not towering over them which may be intimidating to small children. When communicating with small children its important you have their undivided attention as they have a limited attention span a good way of making sure they have understood what you have been speaking about is to get them to relay the information back to you that way you know they have understood this is also a good way to asses there development stage as well. When they become upset or hurt we can put are arm around them to comfort them. We should be enthusiastic when asking them to do things or learn something, this will encourage them to give it a go, and lots of smiles at them are reassuring
Key stages 2
By this stage children have a better understanding on how to communicate with their peers and other adults. It’s important that we listen and talk to them at their own level, not talking down at them and make eye contact. We mustn’t talk over them or be sarcastic and we should be positive about what is being said. Now that the children are a little bit older we should encourage them to take pride in their work and the things they do. Key Stage 3 and 4
Now that the children are older they will be able to communicate effectively with others, we can behave by talking at their level and not talking down to them this may make young people feel intimidated or belittle. It’s also important to set some mutual ground rules so they know what is excepted of them and what the consequences for misbehaving will be make sure you are very clear of what you expect. If they are upset or hurt be sympathetic to their feeling and needs, we can also offer advice and guidance if appropriate. For those children that may be disruptive or not listening, try to encourage them to participate more or remind them what is expected of them Describe how to deal with disagreements between children and young people Some disagreements between children depending on their age they may be able to solve between themselves, but for those that can’t it’s important that we stay neutral and not take any sides. When managing a disagreement it’s important we go back to the beginning where the argument started and give each child a chance to tell their...
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