Social Skills Video: Listening with Your Body – Younger

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.

29 - Listening with Your Body - Younger_21Liz and Alessandra are talking about movies. Liz is facing away from Alessandra the entire time and Alessandra becomes confused. Did Liz hear what Alessandra said? Liz tries again and makes sure she listens with her eyes, ears, and body. Liz and Alessandra have fun talking!

Use Listening with Your Body-Younger

Some students get so wrapped up in an activity they are doing, body language may be the last thing on their minds. This video points out how you will make someone feel if you don’t show you are listening. Role play what it looks like to listen with your whole body and what not listening looks like. I always point out that no one is in your head but you! You may be listening to me and playing on the computer but how would I know?

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