Social Skills Video: Tone of Voice

By Brittany Lehane October 7, 2015

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30 - Tone of Voice_23Chris and Serena are excited about the elephant movie they are going to watch in class, but Chris doesn’t sound excited. His voice doesn’t match the message that he’s telling. Chris learns that we tell people messages with our words AND our voices. Next time, Chris sounds much more excited.

Use Tone of Voice

There are so many skills to learn when it comes to having a conversation! Once we have the basics of topics and turn taking down, we can focus on body language and tone of voice. I like to have students practice telling the same message with different tones of voice. The same words have a new meaning if they said in an excited tone or a sad tone.


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