Effective communication combines a set of skills including non verbal communication, attentive listening, the ability to mange stress in the moment, the capacity to recognize, understand own emotion and those of the person you are communicating with. Effective communication is important because it allows people to build personal and professional relationships. We are more likely to communicate information to one another if we have positive relationships. You are likely to give beneficial support if communication is strong and effective with parents and other adults who come into the school, this in turn benefits pupils. It is also inportant that a Teaching Asistant checks what he/ she is saying in the moment of stress and excitement as the pupils are in our presence and will here.
1.2 Relationship building is important when working with children and young people. The way this is done is by being a positive role model. The young person must feel comfortable when I am helping/supporting the young person with work. When working with children I have to make sure that when working with then that I use easy to understand words. Towards children I must show a caring approach and listen to them when they are asking me question and make eye contact so they know that I am listening to them.
For example, with people from different cultures or with different religious beliefs. Considering the ideas and opinions of others is effective in building positive relationships as people feel valued and are more likely to feel comfortable when speaking with you. Some people may have issues which are personal to them as an individual so particular care is needed to converse with them about these issues. We should always be clear on key points and ensure that information is passed on in an understandable manner, especially with children who can become easily distracted from the main point of a conversation or lesson plan. A way to help this is to ask a child to repeat back what you have
Effective Communication is important with pupils because it maintains a good relationship between the Teaching and the pupil when developing these positive relationships. Children want to be in an honest and trustworthy environment. If they don’t feel that they can trust you they will find it hard to approach you and this could affect the child’s learning. Having a positive relationship will allow the child to feel more comfortable around the T/A which will inevitably create a good learning atmosphere for everyone. Consistency and Patience will help you build this relationship.
The bringing together of practitioners and professional from different areas provides an integrated way of working and aims to provide support to children and young people earlier to ensure they meet the Every Child Matters outcomes. It is important for all these sectors to work together as this promotes the young person’s welfare, safety and overall development. 1.2 Analyse how integrated working practices and multi agency working in partnership delivers better outcomes for children and young people. Positive outcomes for children and young people are possible if the professionals working with the young person and their families can share and agree on the way the young person concerned might be assessed, planned for and how those plans are to be implemented. Both the young person’s family and most importantly the young person themselves can be involved in any plans to ensure that the young person can achieve their full potential, this also helps to make sure the young person feels valued.
To maintain a positive relationship with children, there is a need for the child to understand that you will be there for them to listen to and work through any problems in a calm and relaxed manner. To spend time with a child doing activities that they enjoy will give them a feeling of worth, that they are important and that their feelings and thoughts are valued. It is also important not to be critical or put down any person that might be important in a child’s life, no matter what the circumstances are. When building relationships with children it is vital that I find out what their likes and dislikes are, this could be something as simple as finding out what their favourite food is or putting their favourite cartoon on television for them to watch as it makes a child feel like you are listening to them for the small and not so important things in life and so in turn helps in the process of building trust and then a child can feel secure and confident that you will deal with other significant issues with the same attention.
Children: Positive relationships with children are very important as they help children feel more comfortable & settled with us & are more able to separate from their parents. When a child feels comfortable they are more likely to join in with activities & play with others. It will help develop their language & communication skills as they will feel confident in talking to the practitioner. As the relationship builds, the practitioner will be able to plan effectively for the children as they will know what their likes & interests are & what their development needs are. The practitioner will also be able to respond to the child effectively as they will recognise their emotions & behaviour.
Learning outcome 1.1 Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. Effective communication is the ability of prepared and available for understanding. A famous quote says “First impression is the best impression”. Based on that I wish to say if our way of communication is good we can explain the things better. I can manage any situation.
Respond positively to what is said. Effective communication involves pupils being able to understand and use the language of learning. Youn need to be able to utilise language effectively yourself in order to encourage and extend pupils learning. Developing postive working relationships with adults adults is important because it helps to maintain a positive learning environment that benefits pupils, parents and staff. Try to avoid 'jargon' or technical language unless you are sure that they too understand its meaning.
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. This allows the teaching assistant to provide a supportive and calming environment in which the child and young person can learn and develop. There are certain strategies which enable such a valued and trusted relationship to be established. By listening to what a child or young person has to say without interruption, it shows the child that their views and opinions are important as well as being respected. You should also take an active interest in what the child has to say and an interest in the child themselves.