There are many barriers to communicating effectively. A barrier is if the person does not understand what is being said. An example of this is if the person is deaf or speaks a different language. To overcome this barrier you can speak in the language the person understands or if you do not know that language you can get a translator. Another barrier to think about when communicating effectively is that a conversation that has been rushed can cause some loss of information or accept the wrong information. There must be enough time to communicate, so that all information is passed to the children or parents. You must also make sure you speak clearly. This can make a big difference to people with hearing difficulties, and for children to be able to understand what is being said. It is also important for people to be able to see your face properly. Facial expression and eye contact is a key factor in effective communication.