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Reading Facial Expressions and Body Language-BASiCS and Beyond Social Narratives

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  • PPTX
86 pages
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Reading Facial Expressions and Body Language - BASiCS and Beyond Social Narratives

When we think of communicating with others we usually think of speaking and listening. But we also communicate non-verbally (without words) by the way we posture our body, make gestures with our hands and feet and move the muscles in our face to make different facial expressions. This is information that we use to figure out what other people might be feeling and thinking. However, some of our students with social communication and social emotional learning challenges require direct instruction in these perspective taking skills. Otherwise misunderstandings can lead to a number of negative social consequences, some of which can be serious.

This product uses real life images of people with transparent backgrounds to ensure that students only attend to the essential elements and concepts described.

This product contains:

  • 2 Social Narratives (63 pages) that teach:
    • Why it is important to pay attention to body language
    • How to read facial expressions, body postures and gestures

  • Comprehension Response Cards and Worksheet

This resource contains 5 Point Scale visual supports that were inspired by the work of acclaimed author Kari Dunn Buron, whose Incredible 5 Point Scale books and resources can be found at www.5pointscale.com and purchased through AAPC Publishing. We have had contact with Kari and are so appreciative to have received her blessing to produce TpT resources based upon concepts described in her products.

In addition, this resource contains social narratives, also known as Social Stories ™

that were inspired by the works of the acclaimed author and speaker Carol Gray whose books, videos, and other materials can be found at https://carolgraysocialstories.com/ and purchased through Future Horizons Publishing at https://www.fhautism.com/shop/the-new-social-story-book-revised-and-expanded-15th-anniversary-edition/.

Keywords: social communication, relationships, dating, behavior, perspective taking, facial expressions, body language, social thinking, social understanding, social skills, smart guesses, wacky guesses, nonverbal communication, NVC, self regulation, social emotional learning, SEL, expected behavior, unexpected behavior, 5 point scale, social story, special education, pragmatics, autism, social communication disorder, secondary, middle school, high school, teens, social language, speech therapy, language therapy, problem solving skills, interpersonal communication skills, social personal skills, coping strategies, sexual harassment, private vs public, social filter, thought bubble, talking bubble, think it, say it, emotions, empathy, healthy relationships, social mistakes, consequences

Total Pages
86 pages
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