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Everyday Speech skill: Nonverbal Communication

Lesson Plans to Teach Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal signals include everything we wordlessly say, including sighs, eye contact, tone of voice, hand movements and body language. Studies indicate that an incredible 93 percent of communication is nonverbal. Children who don’t understand these concepts will struggle to effectively relate to others.

Many children have trouble with nonverbal communication, especially literal thinkers and those who have  anAutism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Disability, or other emotional and social needs. These children may naturally take someone’s words at face value without accounting for the mixed messages their personal space or facial expressions are communicating.

Increasingly, educators are seeing a need to teach nonverbal communication skills to all their students. Using video modeling and a series of interactive games and activities, Everyday Speech lesson plans teach these essential skills to children of all ages.

Sequence of goals for: Nonverbal Communication
  • 1
    Keeping Personal Space Keeping Personal Space
  • 2
    Active Listening Active Listening
  • 3
    Making Eye Contact Making Eye Contact
  • 4
    Understanding Body Language Understanding Body Language
  • 5
    Act like You're Interested Act like You're Interested
  • 6
    Tone of Voice Tone of Voice

An Essential Guide to Nonverbal Communication

Everyday Speech’s curriculum on nonverbal communication includes a series of lessons that introduce concepts such as respecting personal space, employing active listening, making and sustaining eye contact, understanding body language, showing signals that you are interested in a conversation and interpreting another’s tone of voice.

In addition to learning more about these concepts and watching them modeled through video form, children will have the chance to practice these skills for themselves. Through worksheets and games, they can apply their education in real-time.

The goal? To see children who struggle with communication learn to express themselves nonverbally and better understand their interactions with others. This will enable them to step forward with advanced social skills and, as a result, form healthier relationships.

Everyday Speech Does the Lesson Planning for Teachers

Our predesigned and fully rounded curriculum takes the stress and effort of lesson planning from already occupied teachers and diverse learning professionals. Those using our program to teach skills such as nonverbal communication will have access to a full tool kit of no-prep resources. These materials include customized options for various levels and ages. Simply choose the stages that are best suited to your student or classroom, and guide children through the structured material provided.

With students at different levels or in need of help with unique skill sets, Everyday Speech’s design allows you to administer the necessary lessons without having to prepare multiple individualized lesson plans yourself. By taking the time and effort from the hands of the educator, Everyday Speech frees you to fully engage and help students through their learning — without the responsibility of researching and creating each lesson.

Whether you’re teaching social-emotional skills to an entire class or working with students in small groups or one-on-one, our curriculum can meet your needs.

Learn More Through an Everyday Speech Free Trial

Of course, the best way to learn is to try it for yourself. Everyday Speech offers an entirely free 30-day trial with no obligation. You’re free to cancel at any time. Sample our curriculum, view the video lessons and test our no-prep worksheets for yourself. If you find our curriculum a helpful fit for your classroom’s needs, you can request a quote or begin teaching right away. Feel free to contact us with any questions!

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