Communication with Children

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Unit 301: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults 1.1) Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. Effective communication is essential in order to work successfully with children parent’s and staff. It is important for teaching assistants to have the skills to listen and respond to the views of others. It is important to respect others by taking an interest on what they are saying through body language and sound of voice. By doing this you are creating a good example for pupils who will therefore learn from you on how to communicate positively with others. When communicating successfully with parents and staff you are then more likely to work as a team to ensure that pupils will be able to gain maximum benefit from learning, which is the ultimate goal as a teaching assistant. 1.2) Explain the principles of relationship building with children, young people and adults. In order to build good relationships with others it is important to have a warm, friendly and caring attitude to others. Others need to feel relaxed and comfortable in your company and feel as if they can bring up any concerns they have. You then need to be ready to respond correctly. If you do not have these qualities others may feel uneasy about approaching you where you will in some extents be failing in your role. One of the principles of relationship building is Respect- This is important by ensuring you remember names of others and issues discussed by them. Having respect for the religious and cultural views of others again will influence pupils of whom you are role model. Taking the time to listen and respond to others shows respect which helps you communicate effectively. For example if a child had not slept a previous night the
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