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These cards were designed to teach students with social impairments to look at the body and the face of someone else to get information about their interest or feelings. They give students an edge in understanding what is communicated in an interaction. They also help individuals be more aware of their own messages, and how their bodies and faces may be communicating information to others.
The set includes pictures expressing different body language and facial expressions, of both males and females. The pictures are matched with full descriptions of what is being communicated. Use them to teach about body language, or to quickly quiz students.
Some experts say 90% of what we communicate is non-verbal. We send non-verbal messages through body language, and facial expressions, in subtle and not so subtle ways. Flirting is the act of sending subtle messages through our bodies and faces, sometimes without even saying a word! We use this form of language to attract people of interest, or to communicate that were not interested! It can be difficult to interpret these subtle signs, especially for teens dealing with both puberty and a special need such as autism.