Tda 3.1: Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults.

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 & adults.

1.1 Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people & adults.
When we communicate we pass information from one person to another. We communicate our opinions, thoughts, or information by the way we speak – tone of voice, gestures, body language, facial expressions, eye contact and signs or writing.
Effective communication is very important in building a positive relationship whether they are a child, young person or adult.
It is important to establish trust in order to develop effective communication and develop positive relationships. The person we are communicating with needs to feel at ease and to be given the opportunity to communicate back with comfort and confidence.
Use positive body language (by nodding, open hands etc), use the appropriate facial expressions and maintain eye contact where appropriate, respecting possible cultural differences.
When adults show positive relationships with each other in front of children and young people it helps to demonstrate what is expected and acceptable in relationship building.
It is so important that good relationships are developed with pupils, parents/carers. If communication is effective parents/carers are more likely to contribute to and offer support to the school.

1.2 Explain the principles of relationship building with children, young people and adults.

The key factor in building positive relationships is to develop Effective Communication as described above.
When developing positive relationships we must show respect and courtesy, this is particularly important to remember when communicating with people from different cultures who may have other beliefs and values.
Take care to remember someone’s name or how they should be...