Only 7% of the information we communicate to others depends upon the words we say; 93% depends on nonverbal communication (Mehrabian, 1971).
Unlock the code of nonverbal behaviors that help students infer what someone feels and predict what someone might do next with the activities in this manual. Your students will learn to become keen observers of others, especially their peers.
* Detect and interpret others’ perspectives correctly
* Increase success in social communication and social interactions
* Boost self-esteem by learning how to control social interactions
* Learn how to appropriately control behavior and participate in social interactions
Nonverbal Language teaches these important skills:
* Discriminating between oral and nonverbal language
* Understanding the importance of personal space
* Knowing what is communicated through posture
* Interpreting and using gestures to communicate
* Interpreting facial messages
* Interpreting emotions
* Identifying if someone is ready to listen
* Understanding how to join a group
* Knowing how to be an active listener
* Interpreting and using tone of voice to communicate meaning
Hats off! Applause, Applause! Adolescents will “take a bow” as they master specific social skill areas by understanding different social perspectives. Personalized instruction targets social communication and behavior skills that help students apply what they learn to real-world situations. Teaching methods include explicit teaching, modeling, observation, discussion, role-playing, and guided practice. There are pre- and posttests for each book. Use each book with individual students or small groups of students with similar skill deficits.
40 pages, reproducible activities, answer key, CD-ROM
Note: The free CD is NOT software and is not interactive. Instead, the CD contains reproducible pages from the book in PDF Format, allowing you to open pages from the book, view them on screen, and print them from your own printer. You cannot modify or edit the text on the pages.