Social Skills Video: Listening
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Liz and Chris are working at a table when Chris has a funny video he wants to show to Liz. He keeps calling for Liz, but she doesn’t respond. Liz isn’t listening to Chris, which makes Chris feel bad. Liz tries again and listens to Chris when he talks to him.
Use this video to teach multiple ways of showing that you’re listening. I’ve found with students it’s important to stress that other people don’t know what’s going on in your head. They know that you’re listening if you look at them and make comments back. If you’re listening but also looking at something else, they have no way of knowing that you heard them.