The principles of relationship building with children and adults in any context are that if others are comfortable in our company

The principles of relationship building with children and adults in any context are that if others are comfortable in our company, they will be more likely to communicate effectively. If you don’t adapt the way you communicate to meet the needs of others, you are not communicating; you might as well be talking to yourself, and probably are. When in placement it may be necessary to adapt the way in which we communicate with adults or children as they might have a few difficulties. When communicating with people in the school whether it’s the adults, children or parents we need to think about the following-Is language which you use is their second language?-Do they have a hearing impairment or deaf?-Do they have a disability?-Are they special education needs?-Do they have poor vision, or maybe blind? We would need to adapt the way that we communicate if they have any of the above as good communication is vital and we don’t any misunderstandings. To help with communicating with children with any of those difficulties you could try the following: Pictures, photographs, flashcards. This is a brilliant way to help the child if they’re deaf. You could hold up pictures to show what you’re doing today as an example. You could use sign language. This is getting more and more common in schools now as we’re teaching the children for future impoundments with deaf people. Signing is a great way for the children and adults to communicate. Facial expressions, gestures and eye contact will help you communicate with people as even if they don’t understand they might have an idea through your communication skills. Speak clearly and slow. This will help people with hearing impairments and even people who’re deaf as it’ll be easier to lip read. In professional level children learn from their parents and other siblings, when communicating with others, you will need to consider the context in which you are working. You will need to adapt the way you communicate in different situations. It is likely that you will do this automatically – for example, you should use more formal language and behavior in a meeting. Your school will have a range of types of planned communication with other adults – when dealing with other professionals, there will be meetings and discussions as well as more informal communication at different times. However, the spoken word is not the only way in which we communicate – it happens through the way we respond to others, for example, how quickly we respond to an email or phone message, how attentive we are when speaking to someone, how we dress. You may find that the non-spoken forms of communication can be an issue if they are misread by others. You should also remember that different cultures will have their own norms of behavior which will extend to gestures, body language and eye contact. In some cultures,for example, it is not polite to look another person in the eye when speaking to them