Body Talk: Teaching Students with Disabilities About Body Language

Children and teens with autism and other developmental disabilities can be taught the language of nonverbal communication. More than 100 activities break down elements of body language into teachable components. Through role playing, games, art activities, watching video clips, and using worksheets, quizzes, and charts, she shows busy educators, speech-language pathologists, and parents how to teach body language. A range of scenarios to demonstrate to students such subtleties as knowing when a conversation is ending, what excitement looks like, or how to acknowledge someone with raised eyebrows. The companion cd-rom includes many of the activities for printing out and using in the classroom or to practice at home.

© 2013 Crissey, Pat
Audience: Parent, Professional