Support positive practice with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs Learning outcome 1 1. 1 Explain how to recognize and build on the strengths off child or young person by giving different examples of positive strategies We need to take into account the child or young person’s age, need, abilities and interests and at what stage the young person is at. With this we can then support positive practice by using their likes at interests as a motivator.
For example Child A is non verbal but I no she likes row row our boat and physically rowing the boat. For her to get this I like to make her communicate by using her method which is megaton. So I will say to Child A “what would you like to do” and Child A will sign back to me asking for row row your boat. By doing this I am encouraging and supporting with her speech and communication needs as this is her way of communicating.
On the other hand I have been in a situation when a young person can talk but if refusing to and will only use signs, we were playing in soft play and he was really enjoying me pushing him in and pulling IM out he kept signing for more, this to me was him being lazy and his parents has already asked us to encourage him to use his words. So I said aloud “you need to use your words or we stop”. The YEP then spoke aloud and asked for more. This carried on for a while and I then supported him to carry on using his words so asking for something different and to finish.
Also at the end of each session we sit with our key worker child and fill out an observation form together to get the child or young person talking to express their feelings. 1. Compare the differences between strategies based on children and young people’s strengths and abilities and those based around children’s difficulties Focusing on the child’s strengths rather than difficulties will not only boost their confidence but will also make them feel positive.
The differences between strategies based on children’s strengths and abilities rather than difficulties are it will help 1. 3 provides examples of how current research evidence supports positive practice Positive Practice research is an emphasis on evidence based practice. Evidence-based practices are those using the most current and valid research findings to determine “what works.
For example my evidence on supporting positive practice would be that I know for Child A reinforcing words with symbols actually makes him understand the thing I am saying/showing this is proven because I am asking him not to do one thing that leads onto challenging behavior and I don’t get the challenging behavior. COPY 15 Support positive practice with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs By diseasing