Tda 2.3 Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults


Learning outcome 1: Know how to interact with and respond to children and
young people

      Describe how to establish respectful, professional relationships with children and young people
A good   relationship between the pupils and the teaching assistant within the school is very important. A good TA works closely with the children and often is the first person they turn to for help or other issues. Being a good role model will positively influence the children and will encourage good behaviour and have a positive impact upon their progress.
In order to achieve this, the TA should greet the children with a smile; it makes them instantly warm and approachable should they need to talk to a adult. They should look at them when talking so they know they have their full attention. By talking respectfully while using a soft tone of voice, the TA will pass on good communication skills to the children who have a tendency to copy the   displayed behaviour. Patience and consideration are also key qualities in a TA as well as listening and treating the children equally and fairly. Showing interest, care or concern will make the children feel valuable and seen as unique individuals this will build up their confidence.. Giving them tasks or choices will make them feel responsible and will promote their independence. By being honest with the children, the TA will earn their trust and by praising them, they will feel proud of themselves and will likely have a positive impact on their studies and their social development.

      Describe,with examples, how to behave appropriately for a child or young person's
      stage of development

Children and young people develop at different stages so when we need to communicate with them, we have to take into account their age and stage of development. Children of all ages have different levels of attention span therefore...