This interdisciplinary core textbook looks at learning and development from birth to 19 years, and provides an accessible introduction to the common areas of study across the many roles supporting learning and development. There is coverage of common themes and issues, and theory is closely integrated with practice throughout. Chapters cover: physical development, cognitive development, social and emotional development, professionalism, leadership, quality and effectiveness, working with families, safeguarding and promoting well-being, transitions, and equality and inclusion.

Reflection points, workplace activities and professional development planners are all included, and these challenge readers and students to critically engage with theory in their own practice. The book focuses on the key areas of knowledge that all those working with children are required to study, and places them firmly in the context of working together to support children and young people.

Effective Communication and Engagement with Children and Young People

Effective Communication and Engagement with Children and Young People

Effective communication and engagement with children and young people
MarkPrice, DeborahPrice and EricaEvans

Chapter Overview

This chapter considers the importance of effective communication and engagement across a range of settings. It supports the practitioner's awareness of the importance of building trusting relationships, including the value of knowing the child or young person well. Empowering and supporting children and young people's independence and autonomy and the importance of the child's voice within the setting are key elements here, and consideration of the process of communication itself, as well as the rationale and reasons for it, are covered.

By reading and engaging with the activities in this chapter, you will:

  • develop your understanding of supporting effective engagement with children and young people;
  • develop your ...
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