Social Skills Video: Gaining Someone’s Attention

By Brittany Lehane October 7, 2015

This blog post is one in a series of entries outlining our social skills videos. Our social skills video library is up to 80 videos, each focusing on a social interaction that children and young adults has to face on a daily basis. All videos compare expected and unexpected behavior and show internal thoughts to get the perspective of everyone involved. Videos can be viewed on all your devices, including PC’s, Mac’s, iPad and Android tablets, and smartphones. To learn more about our social skills video library, head over to our main Social Skills Videos page.

16 - Gaining Someone's Attention_7Devin is waiting to talk to the teacher, but he doesn’t say anything. The teacher doesn’t realize that Devin is standing there. How can he get the help he needs? Devin needs to learn how to gain someone’s attention.

Use Gaining Someone’s Attention

There is a multitude of unexpected ways to get someone’s attention. This lesson focuses on the appropriate way to get attention. You could even make a chart with students: unexpected ways to get attention and point out what would happen if they did this and then expected ways to get attention. Drive home that with the expected way they will usually get what they want.

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