Tda 3.1 A1 Positive Relationships

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TDA 3.1 A1: Positive relationships
[TDA 3.1 - [1.1,1.2,1.3]

Learning Outcome: Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. -------------------------------------------------

Assessment Criteria:

TDA 3.1 - 1.1 Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults

TDA 3.1 - 1.2 Explain the principles of relationship building with children, young peoples and adults

TDA 3.1 - 1.3 Explain how different social, professional and cultural contexts may affect relationships and the way people communicate -------------------------------------------------

In order for communication to be effective we need to practice, it is a skill that we can improve, as we do so we will understand how effective communication can influence both our own and other people’s lives.

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Task 1

Produce written evidence that will explain:

* Why effective communication is important when establishing and developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults.

* What you feel are the most important principles of relationship building and suggest ways in which you would promote positive relationships.

* How do different social, professional and cultural contexts affect relationships and the way we communicate

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Why effective communication is important when establishing and developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults

It is very important to develop a positive relationship to ensure the child, young person or adult feels secure, understood, and confident and that they can approach you with any issues either personal or work related. Communicating positively and correctly will ensure that the child feels included and that their opinion is valued in turn giving them confidence to voice themselves and to join in tasks.

What you feel are the most important principles of relationship building and suggest ways in which you would promote positive relationships.

It is important to adjust the way you communicate to the age and ability of the person you are communicating with. This includes using words and phrases that they will understand, actively listening to them, and using questions to check they have understood. Encouraging questions and contribution of their own ideas will increase their confidence. When communicating it is important that everyone has their views listened to. Responding positively to good talking/listening by smiling and praise shall also help promote positive communication.

Using closed questions or giving multiple choice of answers may help to build a relationship with a timid child who may start with just a nod or one word answer. Then as confidence grows the use of more open questions allows them to come up with more detail responses.

If you summarise key points of a discussion this reaffirms the main points in case they didn’t pick up understand all the points, it also gives the listeners the opportunity to ask any questions they have thought of. It is very important that a child is give time to process questions and responses and that words are not put into their mouths.

You need to be aware of body language whilst talking and listening. Maintaining good eye contact, smiling, not fidgeting with any objects, nodding and sitting facing the person you are communicating with will show you are interested and listening. If you are talking/listening to a small child you can sit down or bob down to their level so that they know they have your full attention and they don’t feel intimidated.

The use of visual aids like, songs, video clips, computer slides, pictures, objects help to keep things interesting for the listener and increasing the understanding of the subject being discussed. If the...
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