Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People an Adults.

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Assessment 1 TDA 3.1: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people an adults. 1. Learning outcomes: Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. Criteria 1.1-1.3 Effective communication is a skill that is necessary making and maintaining new relationships with both, children and adults. It is all about making the contact with others and being understood. There are two types of communication: verbal and non -verbal. Both are equally important. There are a lot of different ways to communicate with a child, including through singing, drawing, painting and imaginative play. Effective communication is very important for variety of reasons: Making relationships – Effective communication helps to create new relationships not only with a child, but with parents, careers and colleagues too. To make new relationships effectively you need to use verbal and non – verbal communication, and you need to be friendly, also smiling a lot. Developing relationships - it is important not only to make new relationships, it is also very important to develop and maintain it. To do that professionals need to maintain friendly and supportive approach, and be interested in what other people are doing or feeling. Expressing thoughts and ideas – in order to encourage children and young adults to talk about what they learned and what they think, or encourage them to express themselves imaginatively, communication skills are also needed. Effective communication is also needed when giving and receiving support. Very often children and young adults need reassurance and comforting, and it is very important how professionals use their communication skills to build child’s self- confidence. It is also important to reward child’s or young persons efforts by giving them time and

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