To ensure effective teamwork and continual care of the children we must communicate well by keeping each other informed and aware of current situations going on around us. Communication involves Verbal (talking) and Non Verbal (non talking) communication. To be able to communicate effectively you need to try and consider their point of view and be very clear on what you are talking about and make sure the other person understands what you are talking about. The benefits I will have of effective communication in my work role will be my relationship with the children and their parents and the relationship with my work colleagues. With children you need to get down to their level to speak to them and make eye contact.
Develop positive relationship. Be aware of child development. Having a sense of child development helps you understand what general skills children have or are working on. Knowing these milestones and skills allows you to provide children what they need to transition. Know each child well.
Effective communication amongst pupils and adult allows the pupil to have a proper understanding of what they are expected to do, how they are expected to behave, what resources they need. They will be able to speak to adults about their needs and they are likely to be offered the services and resources which they require to achieve. Effective communication is extremely important in developing relationships with children, young people and adults. Communication is a two way process. It is just as important to listen to the child/colleague/parent, as it is to communicate verbally with them.
TDA31 Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults | | TDA31-1.1 Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. | | To have a positive relationship with children, young people and adults you will need to show them effective communication skills with you and other peers. How you approach people and how you respond to them should all come into account. You should always try to make children feel comfortable in your presence and try to put them at ease. To develop a positive relationship with a child can often take some time.
Promote Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings SHC 31 1.1 Identify the different reasons people communicate. A welcoming and receiving atmosphere with approachable staff helps to create effective communication,this means there is a flow of information, knowledge and expertise between children their parents and practitioners, all communication is important, including gesture, signing and body language. Actions can often speak louder than words,posters, pictures and other resources on display will show the setting’s positive attitudes to disability, ethnic and cultural. They will help children and families to recognise that they are valued . Communication is a tool with which influence can be exercised on others.Communication can be used to bring out changes in attitudes, motivate people and establish and maintain relationships.
Unit 301 Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults Outcome 1 Understand the principles of developing positive 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 As teaching assistants, in order to communicate effectively, we need to be very clear in what we say. Children, young people and adults need us to communicate what is expected of them so they learn the boundaries of professional relationships and children can learn to communicate effectively themselves. Understanding boundaries is paramount. Teaching assistants need to be friendly but firm and know the limits of each to avoid disagreements with children and adults. 1.2 Explain the principles of relationship building with children, young people and adults Being a teaching assistant involves working closely with individuals and groups of children, my relationship with children must be professional.
1.2 There can be many positive outcomes and the best standard of life for an individual can be reached providing the multi-agencies that are involved work together accordingly, sharing information and reflecting on it to implement plans and aim to achieve the end goal, reaching the full potential for the child or young person. It is important that early intervention is utilised for children who appear to be struggling as this may be an indicator that the child has issues communicating, socialising, learning etc. Example A child attends a day care centre and is referred to a speech and language therapist due to
Unit 29 Outcome 1 1.1 The importance of multi-agency is to help children and families e.g. one professional may identify needs and refer the child or family on to other agencies. A child with complex needs may need more support from more agencies to allow positive outcomes. The child’s information is shared correctly for the need of the child. 1.2 multi agencies and integrated working is very important in helping children to achieve positive outcomes for example e.g.
How can communication affect relationships in the work place? Practitioners needs to communicate with their colleagues, parents and other professionals in order to achieve effective practice, it is essential to build good relationships with a range of people. Practitioners who have good communication skills tend to have good relationships with children, parents and other adults. Relationships are built on body language, facial expressions and the way people listen and talk to others. To work effectively we have to communicate information, this will include information such as how the child is feeling, what kind of day they have had, what their play interests are or information regarding their health, referring them to outside agencies like speech therapists.
Maintaining a relationship with someone is very important also as it keeps you in contact with others. It keeps you in touch with the feelings and needs of others, which is essential in any functional relationship. This is very important when working with children as you need to be informed as to their needs, in order to have a happy work environment. Again, I believe this leads back to the issue of trust. If children can approach you with a problem (without hesitation) then I would class this as a good relationship.