Social Skills Video: Gaining Someone’s Attention
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Devin 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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