Assesment task- TDA 3.1 Communication and professional realtionships with children, young people and adults
Effective communication is important when dealing with children and young people, in particular within the working enviroment, as it helps establish and maintain clear boundries for the person or person’s being dealt with. So if a person young or older is being spoken too on behaviour that is wrong they need to see the adult is following by the same rule. This leads by example. A few examples of effective communication are ;- •
Not to judge a person as this becomes discrimination.
Be confidential at all times as this then builds a fundermantal trust. •
When first meeting a person or group why not try icebreaker games. •
Hold eye contact when and where possible as this gives clear communication. •
“using appropiate vocabulary for your listner” (Kamen, T, P123) This will avoid any communication difficulties. •
“Attentive listening- concentrate on what pupils are saying” (Kamen, T, P123)
The main principles are effective communication being clear with instruction, being considerate and respectful. However to maintain a sense of humour so the enviroment is not too intense making others uncomfortable. If others are uncomfortable this will result in a communication breakdown. If they are comfortable they are more likely too communicate effectiveley. We do build relationships with others on a daily basis in a number of different ways. When doing this we use effective communication showing respect, being considerate and remembering personal data to them. These are all very important principles. In children the relationship is especially tender and needs extra attention from time to time as they are building their own outlook on the world and thier place in it. “It’s important that you communicate how much you enjoy having the child or young adult you want to build a relationship with in your life.” www.education.com, cited 8.10.10. This can be done...
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