13/10/14 Unit 144
Who do we communicate with?
Speech and Language Therapists
Outside Educators, i.e. Tatty Bumpkins
Other settings, i.e. nurseries and schools
How do we communicate with them?
Face to face – verbally
Communication diaries between settings
Non-verbal i.e. body language
Website/Social Media pages
White boards on room doors
Slide 1 – Observations
Can see staff skills and attributes may not have known
Can see clearly what is going on, especially if someone else is able to take notes. CON’s
Can be intimidating, especially if it’s a member of staff observing you don’t usually work with. Example is Ofsted.
Slide 2 – Electronic
Can send to many quickly
Interpretation can vary from person to person
Fear of technology; may not have email addresses, mobile phones.
Slide 3 – Visual
Eye catching, colourful
Busy – lots of information
Displays/Resources need to be able to be touched
Slide 4 – Makaton/Sign Language
Helps inclusive practice
Have to know what you’re doing; can be costly to train staff Has to be all staff and used all the time otherwise it will not work Have to be sure you’re using the right type; Makaton/Sign Along are signs with verbal communication, British Sign Language is sign only-deaf from birth.
The Communication Cycle
1. Aim – who is receiving message and what am I trying to get across. What is the benefit of this message. 2. Compose – have good vision of what you are aiming to receive, don’t move from this...
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