Behaviour Support: Strategy – “Reflective and Active Listening”
One of the fundamental aspects of behaviour support is understanding how to reflect to ensue that the individual gains insight as to what they are processing. This requires skill. The attached document highlights how you can actually go about this, as well as the following:
• Practical tips to reflect and actively listen
• Useful phases to use when listening
• Door openers
• Questions to support Reflection for children.
• How to validate others experiencing
• Identification hallmarks for being a good listener verses someone who needs to improve.
• A honest and humble third person centred spiel from someone who hasn’t been listened to (example). This really hones in the importance of why we all need to develop and continue cultivating this skill as it helps to shape who we believe about ourselves.
This following resource can be used for children with special needs/ ADD/ ADHD/ intellectual disability and or individuals with unique communication requirements.
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