Communication Skills for Working With Children and Young People

Communication Skills for Working With Children and Young People Introducing Social Pedagogy

Third edition

Paperback (15 Apr 2011)

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Publisher's Synopsis

For those working with children, effective communication is a crucial part of building relationships and encouraging children's emotional and intellectual development.

This practical guide identifies the child and their relationship with the adult as the basis upon which real communication can be made. Topics covered include non-verbal communication, attentive listening, empathy, the part played by questions, working constructively with conflict and criticism, and communicating in groups. It also draws on the innovative ideas found in social pedagogic theory and practice, such as communicating with your head, hands and heart and how to differentiate between the personal, the professional and the private in your interactions. The book contains exercises, topics for personal reflection or group discussion, and suggestions for observations.

This will be an excellent source of advice and ideas for all those in the children's workforce including early years professionals, teachers, social workers, counsellors and practitioners working with children in care, including foster carers.

Book information

ISBN: 9781849051378
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub date:
Edition: Third edition
DEWEY: 302.2
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 272g
Height: 227mm
Width: 153mm
Spine width: 10mm