Tda 3.1 Communcation

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TDA 3.1: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults. 1. Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults.

2.1 Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults.

Positive relationships= Relationships that benefit children and young people and their ability to participate in and benefit from the setting.(pg 2, Supporting teaching and learning in schools. L Burnham. B Baker.)

To create and work on positive relationships in schools, you need to show and role model effective communication in conversations with other adults and the way you approach other adults
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Skills that you need to be a good teaching assistant working in school is making sure that children get their chance to speak, some children are shy and may have a lack of confidence and may just need a bit of encouragement to help them to get their point across. Reassurance can help children with this. Making sure that you are approachable to children and staff by your use of body language and facial expressions are crucial. Getting down to a child’s level can help to communicate better. Smiling at children and adults can help to feel at ease. Picking up how a child is feeling about a situation, by their facial expressions and body language aids better communication. The way you react to a child is very important, making sure you listen and show an interest to what they have to say and respond to them. Making sure children understand what you’re asking of them is important. As an adult in school you need to make sure you model the communication that you expect from the children at all times.

3.5 Explain how to adapt communication with children and young people for:

* The age of the child or young person. * The context of the communication. * Communication differences.
As an adult working in school you need to adapt the way you communicate with children. Younger children in school require different levels of communication and have different attention spans. Children may need more reassurance when communicating in school. Letting children