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Most of us are aware of the importance of non-verbal communication, regardless of whether or not we have communicative difficulties. But for those who do, they become even more important. This is especially true when you consider that 55% of emotional meaning is conveyed with facial expression and body movements, 38% with through vocal implications (volume, pitch, rhythm, etc.), and only 7% is expressed through words.
Getting the Message looks at non-verbal communication as a highly complex and subtle language, but an essential one that students must master. To this end, the book provides facial expression cards and written scenarios for use in assessments as well as in teaching activities.
Students learn to “read” the expressions on the cards and in the scenarios and once mastered, to generalize this knowledge. Covers a too often neglected area that will help your students more effectively read critical social interactions and situations.
Great for students with autism. Teaches to these questions:
Can the student "read" facial expressions?
Does the student use appropriate facial expressions?
Does the student get the emotions that go with the expressions?
Can the student read and display basic emotions like happy, sad or scared?
Can the student read and display more subtle emotions than these?
By Pat Crissey, the author of Picture Directions. Covered spiralbound book, 177 pages., includes Win/Mac CD with printable PDF, 2007, updated in 2009.