Social Skills Video: Making Eye Contact
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.
Owen doesn’t make eye contact when he has a conversation with Johnny. Johnny feels confused by this and thinks Owen doesn’t want to talk to him. When Owen changes his behavior and looks at Johnny while they talk, the conversation goes smoothly.
Use Making Eye Contact
Use this video as a starting point for teaching the basics of communication. Eye contact is important for many different reasons. After the video, you can role play in groups so students can practice making eye contact.