Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults

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Communication and Professional Relationshipswith Children, Young People and AdultsPrinciplesThe aim of this task is toExplain why effective communication is important in developing positiverelationships with children, young people and adults.
Effective communication is important with children, young people and adultsbecause it will show them that their opinions are valued and they will also feel valued.When communicating with children, young people and adults they need to feel at ease andrelaxed, this will make them communicate back comfortably and with the confidence theyrequire, if you approach and respond in a positive manner children, young people and adultswill feel comfortable in your presence whilst you are supporting them.We all have had role models in our life as children, as children grow they begin tounderstand to respect people these being teachers, teaching assistants, head teachers alladults and understand these people need to be listened to and respected. When givingorders and praising children and young people this should be done clearly for the child tounderstand and helps establish respect and trust. This is very important if a child ever needsto confide in yourself they will be able to do this.When communicating with an adult it is important to address them with their titlee.g mr, miss, mrs and their surname by doing this you will be showing them respect also thechildren around you will also learn to do this. It is important to gain the trust of parents asthey will be confident to approach you if they have any concerns regarding their child, whenspeaking to parents or teachers try not to do this in front of the child as they will overhearthese conversations and could feel like trust is broken and the confidence will be shattered.Verbal communication can be simply defined as a means of communication wherebyinformation are exchanged through words. It is generally of two types that is written andoral communication. Verbal communication can be done via face to face conversation,interview, group discussion, calls,etc. These are form of oral communication process.Written can be done through letters, memos, notes, email, reports,etc. On the other hand,non verbal communication can be defined as a way of conveying information that are donewithout using any words. This involves apparent behaviours like expression of face, eyes,voice tone and touching as well as obvious messages like dress and spatial distance betweenone or more people. The characteristics of non verbal communication are listed below:No use of words:This mode of communication is done without using any words orlanguages like written or oral. But this uses facial expression, postures, eye contacts,touching,etc. in order to communicate information with others.
Culturally determined:Non verbal communications are learnt in immaturity that isin childhood as this passes from one to their parents. Through this method ofgrowing up in a specific society, one can follow the taints and peculiarity of theircultural group.Vague and imprecise:The non verbal communication is quite undefined and inexact.As in this communication, words are not used so it expresses a clear-cut message tothe receiver.Explain the principles of relationship building with children, young peopleand adults.Relationships are built on respect, caring, love and willing to listen. Building arelationship with a child is extremely important as they need that extra attention, childrenare very tender, they look for a relationship with caring adults and have a lot of questions intheir minds as to where or if they belong, they need to know if they are safe, they look foranswers in their relationships.Children and young people may not ask you the questions they are feeling but are lookingfor answers in you as an adult by listening to them they will begin to accept you as you haveaccepted them. Children and young people seek attention in their peers and if they receivethis from you they will also care for you and show the respect you deserve.Effective communication are belonging to the value of positive relationship buildingand also involves respect and consideration towards others, hearing to what other personhave to say and memorising important personal problems, being clear when speaking toothers and having a sense of humour when the condition demand so. When relationshipand communication are created or built with the children and young ones, then one has tobe clear about the stages of linguistics and social development in order to understand at aspecific age and what type of communication are expected from them. Young kids startsaying first word at the age of 12 to 18 months and began creating sentences at the age of 3to 4 years. They start to make complex sentences when they are age of 8 years old.The key to build relationship with adults is respecting them and the understandingfrom both sides. All the relation are created on the basis of trust and data that is given in
confidence have to remain secret unless there is problem about child safety. If there is nostrong relationship with adults then there will be a risk that information get passedinaccurately or that it is withheld due to deficiency of trust. This results in serious results.So, it is better to build trust with adults.Explain how different social, professionals and cultural contexts may affectrelationships and the way people communicate.Sometimes there is a lack of understanding when communicating and buildingrelationships as there are different backgrounds and cultures of people of different social,professional and cultural context. There are many behaviours that are interpreteddifferently by people. We all cone from different backgrounds and cultures but we need toadapt to others as they will adapt to us. In schools children will be taught different to theway they get taught at home, parents will have to also adapt to the understanding of theschool policy and to the way their children are taught. As support staff we need to learn thecultural backgrounds of our pupils for better communication in order to do this we need tolisten to each other and take an interest.When communicating we need to adapt in the environment we are in whether that be atwork or out in the public or even at home as all these places have a different situation. Wealso need to remember people from different cultures have their own ways ofcommunicating and behaving.There is formal and informal communication formal is when you are having a meeting withparents or teachers discussing matters regarding children’s reports or any issues there mightbe regarding the child. Informal communication is when the children, young people areoutside having fun and the children spend time with teachers just getting to know oneanother and just building relationships.Skills
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