Explain why effective communication is important in developing relationships with children, young people and adults.
Communication is very important in building a positive relationship with anyone, whether they are a child, young person or adult.
Communication is important for developing relationships. It is like a “two way road”, it is how you interact with people and how you react to them. If we can get on with all types of people, including people of all ages (children and adults), all cultures and adults in a range of different contexts (colleagues, parents and other educational professionals), passing on information or exchanging information becomes easy, and therefore becomes more efficient
As a result of inadequate communication, misunderstanding, confusion and even avoidance or confrontations may occur between the individuals or parties that are involved. With this in mind it is essential to consider how to interact and react to people and think what messages that are being sent out (consciously or subconsciously). All relationships that you encounter (either professionally or privately) will require a little effort to make them work from time to time. Extra time and consideration is required when communicating with people with some sort of communication difficulty such as deafness, a stutter or a difficulty that isn’t immediately obvious. We should never judge their intelligence based on their difficulty, something that a number of people do, being patronizing could embarrasses them and as a result they fail to develop that particular relationship
Pupils, children and young people
Relationships with children are especially tender and deserve extra attention and care as children are developing their concepts of the world and their place in it. We are role models for children and young people, depending on ourselves this can be positive or a negative one. We have a responsibility to demonstrate positive communicational skills to colleagues and...