The main differences between communicating with adults and communicating with children and young people. (With examples of communication difficulties that may exist.)
When I think about communication, I instantly remember that I talked with my fellow students about it. We together listed up effective ways of communication without defining to whom.
Such as “warm voice”, “positive facial expression” and “one to one eye contact” are essential to communicate. A respectful listening and an appropriate praise could be good encouragement as well. These all respectful manners will work effectively to communicate with children, young people and adults.
Especially making relationships with children in school settings has to be always in formal way with polite manners. Because the way to communicate as adults in school settings should be the role model of children. Moreover children will learn how to cope with others in school and it could be help for children. If children who have difficulty in social skills, adults communicate with using good manners may help building up social skills.
On the other hand, there are some differences between communicating with children and young people and communicating with adults.
First, Children and young people may not have same level vocabulary or experiences as adults. So if we are talking to them, we have to choose age appropriate language which can be understand in the targeted age group. For example we have to try to avoid complicated instructions or words. The instructions should be some simple steps and easy to remember. And also we have to think of it all time the subject or ideas we are talking to children is appropriate for that age group.
Even we notice those differences, we may meet situations of communication difficulties in school settings. For example, in my setting, we have many foreigner pupils from all over the world and some pupils don’t understand English. Although they have AEL support, we need to...