Helping your Child Understand Body Language

Saved you a Spot

There are many people choose to communicate feelings and show emotion using both verbal and non-verbal cues. Understanding non-verbal cues can be hard for some children with learning and attention difficulties. These children may find it hard to decode body language which can create friction in their ability to form positive relationships with both peers and adults. Understanding body language is not only vital for effective communication but also for future survival, therefore, parental effort is required to teach body language skills early in life.

If your child is having trouble understanding body language, read on to see how you can help.

Explain how different body movements can mean different things. 
Show the movement and explain the unspoken message behind it. Similarly to learning new vocabulary and the possible definitions, learning non-verbal cues can be like learning a new language. It is important to match the action to the different…

View original post 275 more words

Leave a comment

Filed under Teaching

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s