3.1communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults

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TDA 3.1 Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults 1.1 Communication means passing information from one person to another. It can be interchange of opinions, thoughts or information via speech, signs or writing between two or more people. When communication is clear, precise and easily understood, it is known as effective communication and significant in personal as well as professional settings. Effective communication is important for children as it helps them to achieve. When there is effective communication between children and adults, children will have proper understanding of what they are expected to do and how they are expected to behave. They will be able to speak to adults about their needs meaning targets and aims are achieved. Although young people are more advanced in their language and communication skills, their humour may change as they begin to understand and use sarcasm and wit. Their ability to think logically begins to mature and as their intellect increases so also does their confidence and skills required to debate/argue both formally and informally. Sometimes conflict can occur when communication is misunderstood. With effective communication you are able to resolve conflicts, build harmony and bridge communication gaps which create conflict. Effective communication between adult’s help people understand what they want and expect from each other. This helps to build strong personal and professional relationships between them. When they have this positive relationship, they are less likely to be unnecessarily competitive but they work together as a team sharing ideas and using the same principles across the school. Parents are the most constant adult in a child’s life. They are likely to give the best support if they are able to communicate effectively with the school. They are able to help
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