Tda 2.5

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TDA 2.3 Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults.
Zoe Abson

Children and young people 1.1 Describe how to establish respectful, professional relationships with children any young people
To establish and maintain a respectful and professional relationship with children and young people in setting the Teaching assistant must always put the children first, never appear bored or uninterested, always encourage children and never make them feel like they have said something silly as this may make them reluctant to join in class discussion or turn to the teaching assistant for help. Body language is very important, if a child senses anger or unrest this may make the child not want to approach
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When speaking to adults sometimes we use sarcasm but small children and young people do not understand sarcasm and they may take it as the TA being nasty. Sometimes we have to raise our voices to be heard or to get our point across but when dealing with children that is not always the best way, if you want them to do something it is better to ask them calmly rather than shouting.
3.3 Examples of communication difficulties
- Speech
- Hearing
- Language/different accents
- Disability
- Social Issues
- Emotional Issues
- Lack of stimulation
- Lack of concentration
- Lack of time
- Abuse/neglect
- Environment
- Religion
- Quiet/shy
- Autism
3.4 Describe how to adapt communication to meet different communication needs
In everyday life there are communication difficulties and it is the same at school, there can be language barriers or hearing problems you just need to be able to adapt learning around there issues for example writing things down, written instruction or speaking slower more clearly, misunderstandings happen more often than not when a child has misunderstood instruction, do not rush a child if they feel under pressure they are more likely to get it wrong. Also respect others views and opinions even if you do not agree.
3.5 Describe how to deal with disagreements between:
- The practitioner and children and young people
If there are disagreements between a child and a TA the TA


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