Let’s be Social: Making Inappropriate Noises

By Everyday Speech October 14, 2014

View Let's be Social on the App StoreThis blog post is part of a multi-part series on the lessons that come standard in our app, Let’s be Social. Each post breaks down why we included this particular story, with commentary from Brittany Lehane, CCC-SLP, as well as a short overview of our lesson.

With 40 lessons standard and premium video lessons, Let’s be Social has become a go-to app iPad app for Speech Pathologists, Special Education Teachers, Behavioral Professionals, and Parents to use with those learning social skills, including those who have autism. To learn more about Let’s be Social and hear why it’s been called a “dream come true”, check it out here.

Why Making Inappropriate Noises?

Our students tend to have difficulty picking up on the cues around them. For example, they may be telling their friend a long story and don’t notice their friend looking down at their watch with a worried look on their face. In this situation, our student isn’t picking up on his friend’s facial expression or body language, both of which are screaming “I need to go!”

Similarly, the Making Inappropriate Noises lesson teaches how to recognize the social cues around you and why it’s important. Many of my students have some sort of behavior they do that calms them (such as making noises) but has a negative impact on others. By teaching students to think from another’s perspective they can start to see how their actions make others feel and what the consequence of those actions will be.

Our Lesson

Making Inappropriate NoisesTom likes to make loud noises. His teacher tells Tom not to make loud noises.  We learn that if you make loud noises, other people might have bad thoughts about you. They might become annoyed. Tom’s mom tells him that he should make these noises outside, and shouldn’t make these noises when it is quiet. When he wants to make these noises but he can’t, he can squeeze a ball or squeeze his hands together. Tom feels happy when he can run outside and be loud!

Note: The information above is provided as a resource only, and in no way replaces the services performed by an ASHA-certified Speech Language Pathologist.

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