Social Skills Video: Your Body Language Sends a Message
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 realize that his body language is sending Johnny a message. Owen has his arms crossed and is facing away from Johnny. This makes Johnny think Owen isn’t interested in talking to him. Owen needs to use his body to show he is interested in talking to Johnny.
Use Your Body Language Sends a Message
This videos provides a nice opportunity for some role playing. Have students model different messages with body language only-no words. This is a nice group activity. Once students understand the basics of body language they can start monitoring their own bodies and what kinds of messages they are showing.