Body Talk by Pat Crissey
Teaching Students with Disabilities about Body Language

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Children and teens with autism and other developmental disabilities can be taught the language of nonverbal communication with the practical strategies developed by veteran special education teacher Pat Crissey. 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:
-Facial expressions
-Body orientation
-Eye gaze
-Personal space

Choose from 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.


About Pat Crissey

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Published April 26, 2013 by Woodbine House. 218 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Body Talk is particularly well suited to elementary school special education teachers, but the skills and methods Crissey discusses are also relevant to teachers of older students and those who may not be identified as autistic or special needs.

Apr 26 2013 | Read Full Review of Body Talk: Teaching Students ...

Veteran special education teacher and autism consultant Crissey targets the interventionists already assisting individuals with disabilities about how to observe and interpret the meaning of unwritten communication and subtle gestures. Although her intended audience is not specifically people wit...

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