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KM 11076KM 11076 American English Idioms
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1989

Presents idioms or gestures/expressions commonly used by English-speaking North Americans. Presented in ten thematically-related units. Include dialogues. Can complete units individually, in small groups, or in whole-class sessions. Designed for intermediate- to advanced-level students. Following each Reading, the idioms are practiced in Exercises. Each unit ends with Discussion activities based on the idioms. The Discussion gives students an opportunity for oral practice. Contents: teacher guide (with answer key) and student book for each title: Be a Sport; Body English; Food for Thought; and Let's Talk Turkey. Two-week loan period.
American English Idioms T  
DVD 2847DVD 2847 Arch Lustberg Communicator Collection
Grade Lvl: T Author: Lustberg, Arch
Length: 91 Copyright: 2002

DVD contains three programs: Face It! Using Your Face to Sell Your Message (how to use your face to sell your ideas); Perfecting Presentations (how to deliver memorable & effective presentations); and Controlling the Confrontation (presents techniques for diffusing difficult situations and delivering convincing messages).
Arch Lustberg Communicator Collection T  
B 94877B 94877 Big Body Play: Why Boisterous, Vigorous, and Very Physical Play Is Essential to Children's Development and Learning
Grade Lvl: T Author: Carlson, Frances
Length: 103 Copyright: 2011

Provides a guide to assist teachers in understanding and promoting rough-and-tumble play. Covers topics from safety considerations, teaching children to read body language and recognize limits, to communicating with families about the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical benefits of very vigorous play.
Big Body Play: Why Boisterous, Vigorous, and Very Physical Play Is Essentia T  
B 90741B 90741 Body Language
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Quilliam, Susan
Length: 128 Copyright: 2004

Presents guide to understanding various body signals in order to successfully respond more effectively and sensitively to others and how to improve personal relationships.
Body Language ST  
B 90393B 90393 Body Language for Dummies
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Kuhnke, Elizabeth
Length: 309 Copyright: 2007

A comprehensive guide to body langauge that discusses how to read facial expressions, what certain gestures indicate, how to express oneself through body language, using body language in personal and professional relationships, and more.
Body Language for Dummies ST  
B 95722B 95722 Can the World Afford Autistic Spectrum Disorder?: Nonverbal Communication, Asperger Syndrome and the Interbrain
Grade Lvl: T Author: Tantam, Digby
Length: 256 Copyright: 2009

Digby Tantam explores theories on nonverbal communication and how it shapes social behaviour, and the evidence for it being impaired in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). He shows how knowledge of this difference can be used to overcome some of the impairments in nonverbal communication in people with ASD, but also how acknowledging them can result in more positive development elsewhere.
Can the World Afford Autistic Spectrum Disorder?: Nonverbal Communication, T  
B 95908B 95908 Caring Kids: Social Skills & Character Education Lessons for Grades 1-3
Grade Lvl: T Author: Koenig, Tammy / Meyer, Bev
Length: 321 Copyright: 1999

Emphasizes the importance of teaching social-emotional skills to all children. Curriculum for primary children includes role-play, projects, and fun activities with an emphasis on doing, experiencing, and becoming involved. Lessons are divided into seven units: Getting to Know Caring Kids; Using Body Basics; Listening; Following Directions; Dealing with Feelings; Working & Playing Together; Being Part of a Community.
Caring Kids: Social Skills & Character Education Lessons for Grades 1-3 T  
B 92813B 92813 Communication & Art Activities
Grade Lvl: T Author: Stringer, John
Length: 48 Copyright: 2002

Provides information about the many forms of human communication throughout history and accompanying craft projects. Topics include flags, calligraphic art, drums, codes/ciphers, books, disks, musical notes, newspaper, stamps, body language, masks, TV, computers, telephones, the Web, satellites, microchips, ads, keypads, animatronics, stroboscope, and more. Book from the series Arty Facts is for grades 2-4.
Communication & Art Activities T  
B 96340B 96340 Communication Issues In Autism And Asperger Syndrome: Do We Speak The Same Language?
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bogdashina, Olga
Length: 288 Copyright: 2005

Explores language acquisition and interpersonal communication in children with autism and Asperger's syndrome and provides strategies to enhance communication with autistic children. The author explores the effects of different perceptual and cognitive styles on the communication and language development of autistic children. Stresses the importance of identifying each autistic individual's nonverbal language-- which can be visual, tactile, kinesthetic, auditory, olfactory or gustatory-- with a view to establish a shared means of verbal communication. Explains why certain approaches might work with some autistic children but not others. The final chapters are devoted to assessment and intervention issues.
Communication Issues In Autism And Asperger Syndrome: Do We Speak The Same T  
B 94090B 94090 Express Yourself!
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Powell, Michael
Length: 143 Copyright: 2007

Subtitle: The Essential Guide to International Understanding. Comprehensive guide to communicating effectively in forty-five different countries, with tips on hand gestures and body language, as well as speaking.
Express Yourself! ST  
B 90394B 90394 Facial Expressions: A Visual Reference for Artists
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Simon, Mark
Length: 256 Copyright: 2005

Contains over 3000 black-and-white photographs of facial expressions designed for professional and student illustrators, cartoonists, animators, and artists.
Facial Expressions: A Visual Reference for Artists JST  
B 96374B 96374 From Isolation to Intimacy: Making Friends Without Words
Grade Lvl: T Author: Caldwell, Phoebe
Length: 188 Copyright: 2007

The author explores the nature of close relationships, and shows how these are based not so much on words as on the ability to listen, pay attention, and respond in terms that are familiar to the other person. Presents Intensive Interaction, which is a straightforward and uncomplicated way, through attending to body language and other non-verbal means of communication, of establishing contact and building a relationship with people who are non-verbal, even those in a state of considerable distress. This method is accessible to anyone who lives or works with such people, and is shown to transform lives and to introduce a sense of fun, of participation and of intimacy, as trust and familiarity are established.
From Isolation to Intimacy: Making Friends Without Words T  
B 95863B 95863 Giggle Time: Establishing the Social Connection: A Program to Develop the Communication Skills of Children With Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Pdd
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sonders, Susan Aud
Length: 221 Copyright: 2003

A step-by-step program for parents, teachers and other professionals to help develop the non-verbal, verbal and social reciprocity skills of children with autism. It describes in detail how to communicate with children with autism and gives clear instructions on "how to" techniques for developing language skills. Specifically addressing developmental delays, Giggle Time helps to lay the necessary framework for future language growth by turning the actions the child initiates into interactions with meaning. Child-centered exercises can be carried out at home or in the classroom.
Giggle Time: Establishing the Social Connection: A Program to Develop the C T  
B 96996B 96996 Helping the Child Who Doesn't Fit In
Grade Lvl: T Author: Nowicki, Stephen / Duke, Marshall P
Length: 178 Copyright: 1992

Clinical psychologists Stephen Nowicki, Jr. and Marshall Page Duke decipher the hidden dimensions of social rejection.";Includes bibliographical references (page 167-168). Argues that many children who cannot seem to fit in and make friends are suffering from an inability to use and understand nonverbal communication such as facial expressions, postures, gestures, interpersonal distance, andtone of voice; and offers advice to parents and other adults on how to help children correct the problem, or know when to seek professional help.
Helping the Child Who Doesn't Fit In T  
B 93020B 93020 Hidden Curriculum
Grade Lvl: T Author: Myles, Brenda
Length: 76 Copyright: 2004

Subtitle: Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations by Brenda Smith Myles, Melissa L. Trautman, and Ronda L. Schelvan. Designed to help those who have social-cognitive learning disabilities (includes autism, Asperger Syndrome, ADD, semantic pragmatic disorder, hyperlexia, Tourette's Syndrome, sensory integration disorder) make sense of and adjust socially to the sensitive and unstated rules and emotions in everyday environments. The hidden curriculum contains items that impact social interactions, school performance, and sometimes safety. Contains an extensive list of hidden curriculum items and covers body language (gestures, facial features, body posture). Clarifies the social code, cues, and mores that are invisible to those who have an autistic spectrum disorder and others' with social-cognitive disorders.
Hidden Curriculum T  
B 95135B 95135 I Know What You're Really Thinking: Reading Body Language Like a Trial Lawyer
Grade Lvl: T Author: Mogi, Marc
Length: 129 Copyright: 2003

The author, who has been a trial judge, courtroom special prosecutor, and defense attorney,provides a view of the different signals of kinesics and territoriality that all people unconsciously possess. Dealing with general modes of non-verbal communication, the author explains from a legal mind point-of-view the signs of territoriality and zones of privacy (and how to use them to read people), describes specific bodily gestures, and provides an experiment to see if you've caught on to the premises of body language.
I Know What You're Really Thinking: Reading Body Language Like a Trial Lawy T  
B 93224B 93224 Learning the Skills of Anger Management: Ready-to-Use Lessons for the Elementary Grades (Gr. 2-6)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Akin, Terri
Length: 92 Copyright: 2001

Provides explicit instruction through fun activities involving movement, relaxation, coping techniques, role-plays, the arts, activity sheets, sharing circles, literature, and more. Helps children (grades 2-6) to identify angry feelings and understand anger as a normal emotion, read "angry" body language, identify situations that can create anger, express anger in appropriate ways, problem solve situations that could lead to conflict, and replace negative with positive thinking/attitudes.
Learning the Skills of Anger Management: Ready-to-Use Lessons for the Eleme T  
B 94077B 94077 Micro Messaging: Why Great Leadership Is Beyond Words
Grade Lvl: T Author: Young, Stephen
Length: 200 Copyright: 2007

Offers practical advice to encouraging open and positive communication in the workplace and learning to identify and address negative behavior and biases. Includes real-life workplace scenarios and self-assessments.
Micro Messaging: Why Great Leadership Is Beyond Words T  
KM 11536KM 11536 Personal Space Camp
Grade Lvl: T Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 0 Copyright: 2007

Designed to teach children the concept of personal space. Picture book is a story about Louis and his trip to the principal's office for personal space camp where he learns about not getting too close to his schoolmates. A teacher's guide includes interactive discussion questions and exercises designed to help children recognize and respect the personal space zones of others. Two-week loan period.
Personal Space Camp T  
B 95163B 95163 Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those WIth Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
Grade Lvl: T Author: Baker, Jed
Length: 357 Copyright: 2005

Provides a complete toolbox of social skills and the means to attain them so that students may approach futures with excitement rather than anxiety. Tackles a wide variety of issues faced by individuals across the spectrum, such as perspective-taking, nonverbal communication skills, conversational skills, and stress management. Explains the laws and services that provide assistance, offers a multitude of options and resources, and encourages an emphasis on the students' assets as tools for meeting social goals.
Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for T T  
B 95454B 95454 Quick and Easy Ideas & Materials to Help the Nonverbal Child "Talk" at Home
Grade Lvl: T Author: Rouse, Carolyn
Length: 171 Copyright: 1997

Helps parents give their child a way to communicate while learning to talk. Uses Picture Communication Symbol (PCS) communication boards.
Quick and Easy Ideas & Materials to Help the Nonverbal Child "Talk" at Home T  
B 95455B 95455 Quick and Easy Ideas for Using Classroom Materials to Teach Academics to Nonverbal Children & More!
Grade Lvl: T Author: Rouse, Carolyn
Length: 255 Copyright: 1999

Explanation of how to set up the classroom and adapt classroom materials for the nonverbal child. Uses PCS content and vocabulary to help teachers incorporate nonverbal students into the classroom. Includes two types of overlays to be used with augmentative communication devices.
Quick and Easy Ideas for Using Classroom Materials to Teach Academics to No T  
B 90307B 90307 Relationships and Communication Activities
Grade Lvl: T Author: Toner, Patricia
Length: 107 Copyright: 1993

Contains 90 reproducible activities designed to provide information to middle/junior high and senior high school students about relationships and communication, covering family, friends, body language, dating and marriage, assertiveness, group dynamics, and conflict resolution. From the series Just for the Health of It!; Unit 3.
Relationships and Communication Activities T  
KM 12222KM 12222 Social Compass Curriculum: A Story-Based Intervention Package for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Grade Lvl: T Author: Boyd, LouAnne / McReynolds, Christina
Length: 180 Copyright: 2013

Provides activities and reproducible worksheets for teaching social skills to students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This intervention curriculum is designed for grades 4-8, but can be adapted for use with older students. 24 lessons help students in four areas: nonverbal communication, emotion, social problem solving, and "we" skills for effective conversation. Each lesson takes 20-40 minutes and includes a social story that models a key skill; worksheets that reinforce important points; a simple icon that helps students remember what to do; opportunities to role-play & rehearse the skill with peers; and take-home worksheets to ensure generalization in settings outside of school. Kit contents: book with reproducible pages, flash card set, and poster with the Social Compass icons.
Social Compass Curriculum: A Story-Based Intervention Package for Students T  
B 94449B 94449 Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Baker, Jed
Length: 177 Copyright: 2006

A teaching resource for learning appropriate social skills, with pictures of good and bad examples of people in situations where they learn about communication; body language and other nonverbal cues; friendship; empathy; and dealing with school and work responsibility.
Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond JST  
B 96158B 96158 Social Star: General Interaction Skills, Book 1
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gajewski, Nancy / Hirn, Polly
Length: 484 Copyright: 1993

Elementary curriculum for teaching social skills. Units incorporate a variety of instructional techniques such as guided practice pages, scripts, cooperative teamwork, games, role play, puppet shows, cartoons, visualizations. For grades 2-5.
Social Star: General Interaction Skills, Book 1 T  
B 96721B 96721 Social Thinking At Work: Why Should I Care?
Grade Lvl: T Author: Winner, Michelle Garcia / Crooke, Pamela
Length: 210 Copyright: 2011

Describes the inner workings of the social mind in the workplace and decode the hidden rules of the social world by explaining how we think about our own, as well as other people's thoughts and emotions. The process is complex and it requires social multitasking or Social Thinking to successfully navigate the nuances and different mindsets of others, especially people we may perceive as being difficult to work with. Social cognition.
Social Thinking At Work: Why Should I Care? T  
B 96719B 96719 Socially Curious and Curiously Social: A Social Thinking Guidebook for Bright Teens and Young Adults
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Winner, Michelle Garcia / Crooke, Pamela
Length: 209 Copyright: 2011

This anime-illustrated guidebook is written for teens and young adults to learn how the social mind is expected to work in order to effectively relate to others at school, at work, in the community and even at home. Helps teenagers deal with dating, texting, lies and everyday relationships. Teaches young people that conversation connects them to others and establishes relationships & friendships. IL 9-T.
Socially Curious and Curiously Social: A Social Thinking Guidebook for Brig JST  
B 96756B 96756 Spotlight on Social Skills, Elementary: Nonverbal Language
Grade Lvl: T Author: LoGiudice, Carolyn / Johnson, Paul F
Length: 40 Copyright: 2009

Activities for grades 1-5 highlight specific aspects of social skills and include strategies of direct instruction, modeling, observation, discussion, role-playing, and other guided practice in contexts of everyday interaction. Designed to help students interpret posture, hand gestures, and facial expression; use appropriate listening behaviors, maintain appropriate distances, and control distracting movements. For use with individual students or small groups. Contains a pretest/posttest to check student's awareness and functioning. Reproducible pages.
Spotlight on Social Skills, Elementary: Nonverbal Language T  
B 95925B 95925 Talkabout: A Social Communication Skills Package
Grade Lvl: T Author: Kelly, Alex
Length: 161 Copyright: 1997

This photocopiable manual provides professionals with a framework for the development of social skills. Initially piloted on adolescents with mild learning difficulties, it can be used with a variety of client groups, both children and adults. Beginning with a basic assessment procedure to evaluate the client's self-awareness, as well as the awareness of others, it is divided into six levels: 1. Improving the awareness of self and others, including physical appearance, likes, dislikes and problem solving. 2. Allowing clients to assess their own communication skills. 3. Taking the client through eight levels of body language. 4. 'Talkabout the way we talk' improving paralinguistic skills. 5. Taking the client through the processes needed to improve conversational and listening skills. 6. Awareness and use of assertiveness skills. Reproducible pages.
Talkabout: A Social Communication Skills Package T  
B 95902B 95902 Teaching Asperger's Students Social Skills Through Acting: All Their World Is a Stage!
Grade Lvl: T Author: Davies, Amelia / Stamm, John
Length: 191 Copyright: 2004

Provides an easy to follow, step-by-step drama curriculum specifically for parents and professionals without backgrounds in acting. Included are acting exercises and plays that teach actors how to control and use body language, nonverbal communication, tone of voice, facial expressions, and movement. John Stamm's humorous plays at the end of the book are take-offs of children's fairy tales (Cinderella, the Sequel; Hansel & Grethel; Jack and the Beanstalk; The Rabbit's Bride.
Teaching Asperger's Students Social Skills Through Acting: All Their World T  
B 95175B 95175 Teaching Children Who Are Hard to Reach: Relationship-Driven Classroom Practice
Grade Lvl: T Author: Marlowe, Michael / Hayden, Torey
Length: 210 Copyright: 2013

A guide for teachers on engaging the hardest to reach students who may be struggling due to emotional disturbances, disabilities, or environmental circumstances.
Teaching Children Who Are Hard to Reach: Relationship-Driven Classroom Prac T  
B 91470B 91470 Teaching Your Child the Language of Social Success
Grade Lvl: T Author: Duke, Marshall
Length: 184 Copyright: 1996

Psychologists explain nonverbal communication. Guide offers techniques for assessing a child's strengths and weaknesses as well as case studies, illustrations, and exercises for teaching or improving nonverbal skills at home or in the classroom. Body language. Emotional intelligence.
Teaching Your Child the Language of Social Success T  
B 109585B 109585 Teen Success!: Ideas to Move Your Mind
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Elye, Beatrice
Length: 225 Copyright: 2007

Offers advice for teenagers to achieve better success in life, and discusses speed reading, time management, organization, mentors, frustrations, self-esteem, courage, solitude, and more.
Teen Success!: Ideas to Move Your Mind ST  
B 96900B 96900 Topics in Language Disorders, July-September 2016
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 119 Copyright: 2016

Volume 36, Number 3: A Developmental Framework for Evidence-Based Practices for the Autism Spectrum. Articles deal with how people communicate about their thoughts & feelings using their bodies and especially their eyes. Looks at the social communication of people with autism and questions whether the sensitivity to the movements and thoughts of others can be taught when it does not develop naturally. An article focuses on observation tools and methods for documenting how people make sense of unconventional communication actions and provide contingent feedback. Another article describes how to apply cognitive behavioral therapy to teach social thinking with older children and adolescents with social communication difficulties, including autism.
Topics in Language Disorders, July-September 2016 T  
KM 12056KM 12056 Tuned In To Learning, Volume 1: Social Skills & Pragmatics for Autism and Related Needs
Grade Lvl: T Author: Lazar, Michelle / Jensen, Jeremy
Length: 99 Copyright: 2005

Music-assisted learning program providing students (ages 3-12) with a motivating way to practice essential social skills including: eye contact, greetings, conversation, emotions, peer imitation, turn-taking, body language, self-regulation, and attending skills. For children with autism and related needs. Contents: book and music CD.
Tuned In To Learning, Volume 1: Social Skills & Pragmatics for Autism and R T  
CD 40685CD 40685 Video Social Scenes and Facial Expressions
Grade Lvl: KPIJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2001

Social Scenes and Facial Expressions CD provides assistance for those who are working on social/pragmatic skills. There are six environments with approximately 10 video clips at each environment. The videos were taken in a van, grocery store, restaurant, school, school bus, and playground. Students are required to determine if the behavior they witnessed was friendly or unfriendly. Skills addressed are physical space, appropriate voice volume and asking appropriate questions among others. The Facial Expressions sections show various people with happy, sad, mad and frustrated facial expressions. Students are then prompted to choose the appropriate word that matches the expression.
Video Social Scenes and Facial Expressions KPIJST