Adapting Communication

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TDA 3.5 CS/RA adapting communication with adults

TDA 3.5.3 AC 3.2a 3.2b 3.2c Please note
This is a case study however if you have experience of any of these in your real practice then you need to include in this piece or evidence for those circumstances below that you can show real practice for describing:

‘What you actually did and also reflect on ‘how it went’ ‘what you might do differently in the future’ eg you may have actual experience adapting your communication for an adult with English as an additional language

You must make it clear which are case study examples and which are actual examples of your real practice

A/You have a family move into the area and they have recently arrived from Poland and speak
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At the end I would walk out with them, and thank them for coming and ask them if there are any issues or concerns they have in the future please come and see me I would be more than happy to meet with them.
Hopefully they would go home knowing that their child is fully supported in school and our aim is to help their child reach their potential and be happy.

B/ You are approached by a Grandparent who is hearing impaired how do you facilitate the best environment and through your body language and how you speak with him to ensure you communicate with him in a way which meets his needs and is respectful of his impairment

It is essential to be respectful to all parents/carers however extra care needs to be taken when that parent/carer has a hearing impairment.
The best environment to the grandparent will maybe be inside the classroom where it is less noisy or just gently guiding to a quiet spot so the outside noise can be avoided. When talking to a person who is hearing impaired I think it is crucial to face them when you are talking so to give them the best opportunity to watch you as they may well be able to lip read. Speaking clearing and not fast gives them the opportunity to catch every word without having to second guess what has been said. It is important to state that although the grandparent has an hearing impairment making assumptions regarding his
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