Explain How Pupils Abilities To Communicate May Affect Their Behaviour In The Classroom? Consider Pupils With Communication Difficulties And Bilingual Children


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Studies have shown that the ability to communicate in a classroom can lead to varying degrees of behaviour. Those who struggle with speech impediments, difficulties, or are bilingual can have a more difficult time in the classroom. This is directly related to social interactions because many younger generations tend to heckle those who are different. A person with a lisp or stutter may be teased creating the feeling in that child to remain silent and not speak, even when asked a question. This type of person who is teased may become withdrawn, silent, and act out in other ways such as disobeying the teacher in order to not speak for fear of being laughed at.
Such a situation can lead to later difficulties in life, even worsening behaviour if steps are not taken to make the child feel more comfortable and understanding. A good support system at home, through teachers, and even through one friend can help the student with communication difficulties develop well and ignore the teasing because they will have confidence in themselves.
Bilingual children may also feel pressure with communication depending on their first language. They may have difficulty with the main language spoken where they live such as English in the United States because they have an accent. Children can be cruel when it comes to accents, lisps, and other communication issues. Trouble communicating in the main spoken language for a child can add pressure, enough so that one will withdraw or act out.
In some instances those with troubles lean towards becoming class clowns or proving they are worthy of being in the "in crowd.” Typically, though the usual response is for a person to be withdrawn in speaking if they have trouble writing they may not complete assignments due to these communication difficulties.

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