2.1, Explain the skills needed to communicate with children and young people.
To be able to effectively communicate with children and young people you must first understand how to speak appropriately for the Childs age level, cognitive level or language ability. For example, while speaking to a child which has English as an Additional Language, you would need to speak slower, with lots more annunciation and facial expression. To show them that they have my full attention I would repeat what they had said, correcting where necessary but giving a great deal of praise.
When children are very young, always bring yourself down to their level. Sit on the ground next to them …show more content…
If this continues over a period of time it will lead to the child or young person having severe confidence issues. When the child gets it wrong, make light of it or remind them of what they were doing. Show them it wasn’t a problem and keep going. Patience is always a key factor too when dealing with deaf of English as an Additional language people. Always keep eye contact. They have to see your how your lips are moving or your facial movements. Never finish their sentences for them; they are probably just taking time to understand what you have said and how to respond.
2.3, Explain the main differences between communicating with adults and communicating with children and young people.
When communicating with children and young people; * Give lots of praise, even when they are wrong, as they are still trying hard. * Use words they will understand * Be concise and be mindful of the age bracket you are addressing * Give support * Show you are interested in what they are saying by facing them and giving eye contact at all times. * Non verbal skills are also essential, this means showing positive body language, nodding or shaking your head and facial expression, such as smiling or raising your eyebrows. * Asking questions that are simply put and not expecting answers immediately. But