Assignment 5

Assignment 5 Explain how to communicate with children and young people in a way that is appropriate to the individual, using both conventional language and body language whilst actively listen to children and young people and value what they say, experience and feel. Communication is a vital factor for children and young people because it builds a child’s learning and their confidence. Therefore, it is important that in order to communicate effectively with them, a number of skills should be demonstrated and makes it appropriate to the individual. This means that the needs of pupils should always be met even when they have communication difficulties such as a speech and language disorder or sensory impairment. Although spoken language will be appropriate for most pupils, in school we often have to use body language and gestures to get your point across. And in some cases you will have to go for additional training if a child or young person that you support uses sign language or Braille (electronic methods of communication). This means that if you get concern about a particular pupil around issues of communication, you need to raise this issue with the teacher or SENCO in order for child or young person to get additional support. Responding appropriately to children and young persons’ needs, gives them a sense of value, reinforces their self-esteem and builds language skills. Usually you do this by actively listening to what they are saying and communicating with them correctly. Signs to give to children and young people that you are listening: * Giving full attention when listening to children and young people so that they feel that they get the sense of feeling that you are interested in what they are saying. * React with body language or appropriate expressions so that they can see that you have understood what they are saying. * Giving time to think what they are saying will give them the reassurance that you respect and will wait for their say or opinion. This is an appropriate method to teach children and young children the appropriate attitude towards other peer groups, to learn them to patient. * Taking their feeling seriously particular when they are anxious about something. How would you check that children and young people understand what is communicated? To check pupils have understood what has been communicated, there are a number of methods to do that: * Summarising and repeating key teaching points to pupils. This way you are sure that they have understood the requirement of the task. * Using open ended questions to check their understanding and know what they are required to do. * Talking to them from time to time on what will happen next gives them the reassurance that they know that they approaching the task in the right way. * Using body language and facial expressions also are a part of encouragement to children and young people to back up their understanding. * Making sure that the language used in the class is appropriate for the age range and needs of pupils Explain how to establish rapport and respectful, trusting relationships with children and young people, explain how to give attention to individual children and young people in way that is fair to them and the group as a whole: Understanding, valuing each other’s views creates a positive relationship with children and young people. However they should also know that you are not there to be ‘ friends’ with pupils but you are responsible for their well-being. Therefore it is important that children and young people know and understand the boundaries of their relationships with adults in school. Showing trust and respect in a number of ways to pupils encourages them to put forward ideas, respecting their peer groups, celebrating diversity and also have fun with them if they worked hard in achieving their best result. Giving attention to children and young children can be sometimes very hard as every individual is different when it comes to their learning approach. For example, some are quiet, some want to work with others and some prefer to contribute their ideas. It is important that all pupils are given the opportunity to contribute to discussions. For example these contributions can be: * Aiming your questioning to all pupils to ensure that they all had a chance to contribute. * Asking the group a question and then letting them discuss it later on * Asking the group a question and then telling them all to find out the answer. Encouraging pupils to work and make decisions for themselves, they require adult support to gain the confidence they require. Demonstrate supportive and realistic responses to children and young people’s questions, ideas, suggestions and concerns. Responding to children and young people, it is always beneficial that at all times you demonstrate supportive responses to them. Because they are in stages of learning they are always looking for ways to develop their skills of communication and their ability to respond to others with confidence. For example, questions are a good way of making children and young people learn. Questions also are a good way of making pupils interested and wanting to learn. Thus, it is your job is to be supportive and always patient even if they are asking the questions at an inappropriate time.   Being patient shows that you are willing to listen and understand their views. How do you provide children and young people with reasons for actions when appropriate and encourage children and young people to make choices for themselves. It is important that at all times you give reasons for your actions to children and pupils. This is particular important when you are not able to keep confidentiality and have to share the information with the teacher or senior manager for something that they have done. Thus speaking and explaining to them the importance of not putting themselves and others at risk. Moving quickly to avert an accident or incident and need to discuss these with pupils afterwards. Making choices for themselves in the earliest stages of school is part of the curriculum which opportunities are given to practice this in their selection of play activities.                                     3. 1 Support children and young people to communicate effectively with others. In schools children and young people are over times learning to value the importance of positive relationships with others. This is usually done through working in pairs, groups and as a class to listen to one another and acknowledge ideas. This learns them to have respect about each other feelings. Being consistent in your behaviour and relationships so that they learn the effects of positive relationships and effective communication with others and knowing how to manage any disagreement or conflicts. Task 3. 2-4 The learning environment should be one where pupils learn to value and embrace diversity and individuality.   Therefore it is important that all cultures, ages and personalities are valued and respected. The process of growing up for children can be a very anxious and nervous stage but staff needs to encourage pupils to speak confidently and listen to what they have to say. In school children and young people will enjoy Opportunities to debate and discuss different point of view. This will help them think about the consequences of their actions and how it may affect others. This can be done through assemblies, role play or to the way we speak to them. Supporting children and young people to develop group agreements about the way they interact with others, it is important to discuss ground rules on how they will together. Being proactive in establishing how pupils will work together will encourage them to think how they consider one another. 3. 5 Demonstrate ways of encouraging and supporting children and young people to deal with conflict for them. Conflicting points of view and ideas will be a natural outcome of encouraging children’s individuality. Therefore it is important that we give pupils the opportunity to resolve issues are to discuss or negotiate issues themselves. But there are times when stuff does need to intervene because there are certain children who are very young and immature find it hard to put themselves in the place of others. Being able to share for children can sometimes be a difficult task as they have had not much experience before coming to school. Children with specific needs or abilities find it difficult to empathy with others. As a result of this in order to support them you should adapt your communication to their needs or ask for specialist advice. Assignment 5 MAINTAIN AND SUPPORT RELATIONSHIPS WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE FLORA MJEKICI