Tda 3.1 Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults

1934 Words Jan 10th, 2012 8 Pages
Jennifer Turner DSTL3 TDA 3.1

Communication and Professional relationships with children, young people & adults

1 Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. 1.1 It is important to adapt communication to include all children. In my class the children are always greeted with a smile, good morning and how are you today. Some of the children have news to tell you. I get down to their level and have eye contact and listen to what they have to say. I always show interest in what they are saying as it boosts their confidence and shows that you care. When talking to the children I use
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In my class we have a visual time table which lets the children know what they will be doing though the day. That we go through it in the morning and after lunchtime to reinforce. Some children have help me signs as they find it hard to ask for help. So they come to us with the sign and will know they need help. We also use sign language like thumbs up for good work, have you been good, facial expression like smiling or sad face let children know that they may not be making the right choices. The children in my class find it very difficult either to sit still or do work or both so they have charts that have faces on green happy, yellow need to try harder and red sad. The children in my class need close contact due to their ages or they need more help than other children because of their special needs. I always give eye contact when working with the children and show that I’m interested in what they are saying. I bend down to their level or sit on a chair and speak to them at the level they can understand. I’m always approachable and friendly and willing to listen or if they just need a hug. 2.2 Explain how to adapt communication with children and young people for: The
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