Tda 2.3 Communication Assignment Essay

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TDA 2.3 Communication Assignment

Describe the main differences between communicating with adults and communication with children and young people (3.2)
Although there are some factors of communication that should be present regardless of age or development such as respect and courtesy, as adults and teaching staff we should adapt our communication and language with who we are talking to and their age.
There is a need when communicating with children and young people to be clear and unambiguous. This helps children and young people understand what we are saying and expressing as well as helping them develop language and communication skills to use for themselves. As teaching staff when communicating with a child or young person it is
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* Symbols/ Visual aids/ Visual timetables
Symbols can be used to re enforce a message or a request used along side speech, an example of this could be handing a student a stop sign and saying “stop” if the student was being silly. Symbols can also be used as part of a visual timetable, these are usually used in autistic classes, symbols (or words) that represent the activities the students will be doing that day and in the correct order so

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