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.
301 – Communication and Professional Relationships with children, young people and adults 1.1 Effective communication is important relationship with young people children and adults is clear. This is done by putting in place and communicating about boundaries and what behaviour is acceptable. Expectations about behaviour relating to all people involved and how adults and young children are to deal with any problems they have. Communication in relation to the child and/or young person development has to be relayed to parents/carer they can help with the development of the child in there learning. 1.2 Relationship building is important when working with children and young people.
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.
Unit 1: Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults Good communication is important with all Adults, young people and children. Effective communication with adults in the work place is vital, we come across many different agencies within the school setting i.e. speech and language therapists, Ed Psychiatrist’s, parents and carers also referred to as TAC (team around the child). In these situations we must build good rapport and respect to make sure everything possible can be done to the best of our ability for the child/children in question. It is important to let parents and carers know that they can communicate and ask for our help.
These strategies include, communicating with parents, arranging of the classroom environment, building positive relationship with students and implementing rules and routines. In order to prevent challenging behaviors, an educator must document and observe children’s behavior. Educators should communicate rules, consequences and incentives to the parents. Sending home notes, making phone calls, preparing articles in the newsletter could be some of the ways educator can communicate a child’s behavior to the parents. Regular feedback regarding a child’s behavior is also important to keep the parents aware.
2.3 Describe how to deal with disagreements between children and young people. 2.4 Describe how own behavior could: * Promote effective interactions with children and young people * Impact negatively on interactions with children and young people 1.1 How to establish respectful, professional relationships with children and young people. As a teaching assistant, it is essential to establish a respectful and professional relationship with children and young people. In any relationship between a child and an adult there must be trust. In the relationship between the child or young person and the teaching assistant it is important to gain their trust and build a positive relationship, so they feel comfortable your company.
Finally, educators with effective communication skills prove an ability to adapt teaching methods to suit the needs of students they are supporting (Kearns, 2012), and with appropriate delivery of good communication, student learning increases. When delivering student education, acquiring effective communication skills involving the delivery of high written and verbal skills, and literacy development is essential for teachers to aid children’s needs for learning, as this assists to prove social and cognitive development for children when the teacher collaborates towards educating children. Good communication skills from early childhood educators ensure children’s skills are enhanced when
Children brain development relies on attachment and play. Being an early childhood educator means being prepared for the engagement and responsibilities that will come along with dealing with young children. Teachers play an important role in young children’s development process. Casper and Thielheimer(2010) says, “Work with young children demands complete engagement…paying attention to what children do, concentrating to understand what they and their families say, and trying to put aside distracting worries and joys” (p.9). Part of being a professional early childhood educator is being able to set aside personal problem that may cause a distraction.
Demonstrate how to adapt communication with children and young people for: a) the age and stage of development of the child or young person b) the context of the communication c) communication differences. In order to build relationships with children I must adapt my behaviour and communication accordingly. Children of all ages, cultures and abilities need to feel secure and valued and my interactions with them need to demonstrate this. Through positively communicating with, and being involved with children I show them that they are part of the school community. To treat children equally a variety of unequal factors need to be taken into account in order to meet their entitlement as pupils.