Unit 2 Know how to communicate with children, young people and adults. Identify examples of communication difficulties that may exist (3.3) Describe how to adapt communication to meet different communication needs (3.4)RL3&6/TW3/EP4 Difference in opinion. Letting others speak and listening to their opinions is very important, the person you are speaking to should feel comfortable during the conversation and be able to state their own opinion. Difference in opinion. Letting others speak and listening to their opinions is very important, the person you are speaking to should feel comfortable during the conversation and be able to state their own opinion.
All in all, learning to respect and treat “others just like you would want to be treated.” According to Laurence Steinberg (2011) she would describe this as “mutual role taking- In Selma’s theory, the stage of social perspective taking during which the young adolescent can be an objective third party and can see how the thoughts or actions of one person can affect those of another” (p. 79). Students are engaging in peer interactions during snack time, recreational time, and homework time, which supports the social domain. Steinberg (2011) states that “according to these theorists, adolescents learn how to behave not simply by being reinforced and punished by forces in the environment but also by watching and imitating those around them”
To express needs and feelings We also have the need to express our needs and feeling and also are there to allow children to do the same. If not given the opportunity to express themselves children can become frustrated and isolated. To share ideas and thoughts Communication means to share ideas, opinions, information, thoughts, knowledge, feelings, emotions, needs and wants. It helps us socialise, build and maintain relationships to satisfy our constant need to relate to others and have them relate to
When communicating with CYPA (children, young people and adults), listening to them and showing an interest in what they are saying, is vital for them to feel that what they have to say is worthwhile. If when they are talking to you, you start talking to someone else or start doing something else, they will quickly lose interest and stop talking. This may make the child not want to come to you in future, as they will feel you don’t listen to them. Smiling and looking friendly, displaying open body language, will help CYPA feel more comfortable in approaching you. Appropriate eye contact should be made, which will reinforce your interest to the individual.
With this modification I will have different labels and photos available for the child so he is able to show me what he needs or wants. I’ll also have everything in the room labeled which makes it easier for the child to recognize items/tasks in the room, 2. Peer Support: I’d use this modification because it makes a child with special needs to have a special friend who accepts and supports them for just being them. Having a peer gives them someone to talk to. The peer can also help me, the ECP, out by helping to explain/communicate what I’m saying to the special needs child.
Children have different ways of learning which the education experts have roughly grouped these into three basic styles – auditory, visual and kinaesthetic. When parents know their child's best way to learn, they can help their child learn more effectively. Learning styles explained Auditory or language learners: These types learn through listening to what others have to say and talking about what they’re learning. They’re also more likely to: remember information by talking aloud need to have things explained orally may have trouble with written instructions talk to themselves while learning something new enjoy discussion groups over working alone. Worth noting: auditory learners might look like they’re not paying attention when you talk to them, but their listening skills are more developed than their visual skills.
Another example would be hand signals, each teacher has one he or she prefer to use, it may be the peace sign or a finger pressed to their mouth, either one is understood by the children even when used without a verbal message. When a parent is discussing poor behavior and their consequences for those actions with his or her child, he or she will use a stern tone. In all of these examples demonstrative communication reinforces the sender’s message, in the example of the teacher using soft tones or hand signals sent the message to her class to
Understanding the reason for a certain behavior coming from a child that is emotionally disturbed is very important for their teachers, parents and peers. They need to be supportive and have more patience to have successful relationships with that child. Observing a child in different environments and personalities can help predict what will set them off. Once that is determined, different ways of controlling or influencing the behavior can be accomplished. You can help the child avoid those types of situations.
At this age we need to remember to comfort the child if they become upset and be someone they can speak to if they choose too, it is important we do not shout at children as this could cause them more upset and distress. Also we should be lively and energetic and enjoy taking part in activities they enjoy and provide new challenges for them. Primary schools- During this age it is important to listen to the children however the teaching assistant must make eye contact, lower themselves to the child’s level and speak to the child in a positive way. Children will start to learn boundaries during this time so it is about enforcing them in a positive and encouraging way. Encouragement is also important during all aspects of school life such as during lessons, their work, forming friendships and finding new things because this will help the children to try new things and to progress and move forward with their development and education.
For example,in my placement,my friendly and polite attitude towards reception children makes it easy for them to bring their complaints to me;if they are hurt or hit by somebody. My active listening also encourages a child to build a positive relationship with you. As a teaching assistant, I have to understand and overcome the barriers to the communication in order to maintain healthy relationships with children as well as with young people and adults. These barriers could be: an accent,hearing problems ,difficulties in understanding English language etc. In presence of any of these barriers,I have to adapt my communication methods,instead of verbal communication,I may have to Show or draw pictures Use of sign language Show videos Use of enlarged print Young people Effective communication to make positive relationship with young people is equally important to make good relationships with them.