1.1 IDENTIFY THE DIFFERENT REASONS PEOPLE COMMUNICATE
Human beings talk, listen, touch and see in order to be socially engaged within society, to realise their status in society and to allow others to become aware of their needs.
In a young peoples care settings, good communication is vital primarily to build trust and respect between the different parties who live and work there. Effective communication will allow the correct information to be exchanged and shared enabling the smooth running of such a dynamic establishment.
Possibly the most important element within communication is active listening. The ability to listen effectively allows the listener …show more content…
These relationships, whether between the young person and care worker or between the manager and senior staff rely on good communication, primarily to build trust and respect between the different parties. Effective communication will promote the correct exchange and sharing of information, enabling the smooth running of a dynamic business such as Broadlands Hall.
The young people at Broadlands Hall are extremely vulnerable, which is why good communicative relationships between young person and teacher, care worker, social worker, councillor or any other professional charged with their care, are vitally important for their social development and personal progress.
By building positive relationships within the team, allowing space for team members to express any concerns or suggestions, and for those team members to feel that they are really being listened to will go a long way to establishing a good understanding and a happy working environment, which in turn the young people will feel and benefit …show more content…
An obvious difference in communication ability will be language barriers which may require interpreters. A great deal of understanding can be achieved through sign language and positive gestures. Flash cards and pictures will also help to convey the correct message to people of different nationalities.
Hearing, sight or speech impairments can make communication very difficult, and can lead to children and young people becoming isolated and withdrawn, which in turn leads to frustration, anger and creates barriers to development and learning.
British Sign language (BSL) is a widely used and recognised communication method for deaf people, and anything that can be spoken in English can be translated into BSL.
Visual impairment in children will mean that the primary communication signals of facial expression and body language will be impeded or totally lacking, these young people will rely on family, carers and friends to help them to pick up these signals and to learn about non-verbal