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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  
DVD 2098DVD 2098 Art of Listening
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 27 Copyright: 2007

Opens with young adults explaining why they think listening is a skill that needs to be taught. Introduces Seven Laws of Listening, including suggestions to analyze the body language of the speaker and the need to "listen between the words" for feelings. Also relates listening to accurate notetaking. Closed captioned.
Art of Listening JS  
B 119683B 119683 Asperger's Rules!: How to Make Sense of School and Friends
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Grossberg, Blythe
Length: 127 Copyright: 2012

A guide to school for children with Asperger's, explaining the confusing rules of the classroom, how to interact with other kids, and maintain healthy habits. Manual-workbook offers insights to readers with mild spectrum disorders on the general “unwritten rules” for dealing with teachers and classmates in school. Has a mix of common scenarios, dialogue trees, bulleted lists, multiple-choice or fill-in-the-blank self-tests, and brief analytical comments. IL 6-10.
Asperger's Rules!: How to Make Sense of School and Friends IJS  
B 86217B 86217 Baby Faces
Grade Lvl: K Author: Miller, Margaret
Length: 12 Copyright: 1998

Board book with photos shows various expressions on the faces of babies. Facial expressions.
Baby Faces K  
B 107829B 107829 Baby Faces
Grade Lvl: K Author: Zuravicky, Orli
Length: 16 Copyright: 2005

Board book shows babies/toddlers with different facial expressions. From the series Babies Everywhere.
Baby Faces K  
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 109246B 109246 Body Language
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Price, Karen
Length: 48 Copyright: 2002

Presents an overview of the types, functions, and meanings of body language, how it is used by people in different professions, and some of the differences in interpreting body language in other countries and cultures. From the series Communicating. AR 6.2. Follett RL 5.0.
Body Language IJ  
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  
DVD 2095DVD 2095 Body Language I: Beyond Words
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 2008

Learn about kinesics, the study of body language as a form of communications. More than half of communication is nonverbal; gestures, postures, eye contact and how we treat our personal space and that of others communicate beyond the words that we use. Viewers are guided through the land of space wars, tongue showing, mirrored postures and the many layers that make up unspoken communication. Closed captioned.
Body Language I: Beyond Words JS  
DVD 2097DVD 2097 Body Language II: Reading People
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 2008

Demonstrates how to read a person's body language and interpret their nonverbal communication. Uses real-life scenarios to illustrate para-language, eye behavior, cultural differences, touch, space, and expression and explains how to understand what a person is saying nonverbally with their gestures. Closed captioned.
Body Language II: Reading People JS  
DVD 1202DVD 1202 Brief Encounters (Day 1)
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 50 Copyright: 2001

Top psychologists analyze the subtle dynamics of meeting new people as day one in The Human Zoo unfolds. In addition, other researchers explore the impact of first impressions at a job interview, how physical attractiveness affects success, the parameters of personal space, and facial expressions associated with deceit. 50 minutes. From the series Human Zoo, a reality based experiment that tracks the behavior in a country house in Britain for three days. One-week loan period.
Brief Encounters (Day 1) S  
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  
DVD 1371DVD 1371 Communicating With Customers: An Entry Level Guide
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 16 Copyright: 2005

Focuses on customer services skills and business communication techniques. Demonstrates how to communicate effectively with customers, illustrating the importance of attitude, appearance, body language and voice. Presents several on-the-job scenarios where employees deal with a wide range of customers from polite to ornery. Describes how to deal with people in person and on the telephone and show how to diffuse an angry customer. 16 minutes. Closed captioned. One-week loan period.
Communicating With Customers: An Entry Level Guide S  
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 107049B 107049 Does a Seal Smile?
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Ehrlich, Fred
Length: 20 Copyright: 2006

Considers the question of whether various animals smile, and looks at the many different ways humans have for greeting one another. Facial expression. Body language. Animal communication. From the series Early Experiences. Follett RL 3.9.
Does a Seal Smile? KP  
B 118552B 118552 Every Body's Talking: What We Say Without Words
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Jackson, Donna M.
Length: 64 Copyright: 2014

An introducation to body language and how people communicate with body and facial expressions. Lexile 990 IL 5-10.
Every Body's Talking: What We Say Without Words IJS  
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  
KM 12323KM 12323 Face Your Feelings: A Book to Help Children Learn About Feelings
Grade Lvl: KPIJS Author: Shapiro, Lawrence
Length: 108 Copyright: 1993

Kit contains two copies of the book, Face Your Feelings (concept developed by Lawrence E. Shapiro). Book has the name of an emotion printed on one page with a sentence that explains the reason for the emotion. The opposite page has a photograph showing the facial expression that demonstrates the emotion. Kit also includes Face It! (c. 1998)-- a deck of 52 cards with two jokers which can be used to play 10 card games to learn about feelings. Instead of suits, the cards are divided into four age groups identified by color: children (green), teens (blue), adults (red), and older adults (gold). Each number represents one of thirteen different feelings.
Face Your Feelings: A Book to Help Children Learn About Feelings KPIJS  
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 109749B 109749 Facing the Day
Grade Lvl: K Author: Gugler, Laurel
Length: 22 Copyright: 1999

A child changes the expressions on her face in accordance with the events of the day. Facial expressions. Follett RL 3.4.
Facing the Day K  
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 104722B 104722 Giant Hug
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Horning, Sandra
Length: 32 Copyright: 2005

When Owen sends a real hug to his grandmother for her birthday, he inadvertently brings cheer to the postal workers as they pass the hug along. Hugging. AR 3.9. Follett RL 2.9. GR level J.
Giant Hug KP  
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 108363B 108363 How About a Hug?
Grade Lvl: K Author: Carlson, Nancy
Length: 32 Copyright: 2003

Questions and answers show the reader that different kinds of hugs can be the answer for many situations. Hugging. AR 1.8. Follett RL 1.0.
How About a Hug? K  
B 110969B 110969 How Can You Tell How People Feel?
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Humer, Kristine
Length: 24 Copyright: 2007

Introduces beginning readers to the "y" and long "e" sounds through photographs and simple text that describe how to tell how people feel. Body language. From the series Reader's Clubhouse Level 3. Follett RL 1.3.
How Can You Tell How People Feel? KP  
B 88663B 88663 How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Yolen, Jane
Length: 32 Copyright: 2000

Mother and child ponder the different ways a dinosaur can say good night from slamming his tail and pouting to giving a big hug and kiss. Bedtime. Rhyming. Series fiction: How Do Dinosaurs...? AR 1.6. RC 2.2. Lexile 210. IL Pres-1.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? KP  
KM 10266KM 10266 How Do Dinosaurs Say Good-Night? (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Yolen, Jane
Length: 0 Copyright: 2007

Mother and child ponder the different ways a dinosaur can say goodnight, from slamming his tail and pouting to giving a big hug and kiss. Contents: instruction sheet; playaway--a pre-loaded audio book (21 minutes) on a dedicated digital audio media player (MP3); earphones; and picture book (32 pages) by Jane Yolen. Rhyming. Series fiction: How Do Dinosaurs...? AR 1.6. RC 2.2. Lexile 210. IL Pres-1.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good-Night? (Playaway) KP  
B 117628B 117628 How to Be Human: Diary of an Autistic Girl
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Frenz, Florida
Length: 35 Copyright: 2013

The author, an autistic teenager, explains how other autistic children can make friends, fit in, and deal with such issues as popularity, peer pressure, and bullying. Follett RL 6.9 IL 5-9.
How to Be Human: Diary of an Autistic Girl IJ  
B 88550B 88550 How to Talk to Your Cat
Grade Lvl: PI Author: George, Jean Craighead
Length: 28 Copyright: 2000

Describes how cats communicate with people through their behavior and sounds and explains how to talk back to them using sounds, behavior, and body language. Human-animal communication.
How to Talk to Your Cat PI  
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  
DVD 2172DVD 2172 Interview Performance
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 26 Copyright: 2006

Stresses that future employees only get one chance to make a first impression; that a successful job interview can be a key moment in a person's life. Demonstrates how to prepare for the interview, how to present oneself in a favorable way, how to cope with questions that may be asked, and how to follow-up after the interview. Offers helpful hints on coping with nerves, asking appropriate questions, communicating positively with body language, and ensuring the interview ends on a positive note. Provides invaluable advice from careers consultants and trade union representatives. An interview performance and critique, stresses that we all get better at job interviews and that success can be just around the corner.
Interview Performance JS  
B 123288B 123288 Jubilee
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Giff, Patricia Reilly
Length: 149 Copyright: 2016

Judith stopped talking long ago when Mom left her in the care of beloved Aunt Cora. Going back into a regular fifth-grade classroom won't be easy, but she has her Dog and new friend who will help her through. Realistic fiction. ILA 2017 pick. IL 4-7. 4.0. RC 3.2. Lexile 540.
Jubilee IJ  
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  
GM 129GM 129 Listen Up Card Game
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1996

A card game that teaches such communication skills as: repeating or paraphrasing, using body language, asking questions and identifying feelings. Players take turns responding to Listen Up and Feedback cards, earning points based on their answers. As a cooperative game, points are combined at the end of the game. Recommended for use with children and adolescents who don't like the board game format.
Listen Up Card Game IJS  
B 112539B 112539 Lots of Feelings
Grade Lvl: K Author: Rotner, Shelley
Length: 24 Copyright: 2003

Simple text and photographs introduce basic emotions--happy, grumpy, thoughtful, and more--and how people express them. IL Pres-K.
Lots of Feelings K  
KM 12197KM 12197 Maxwell's Manor: A Social Langauge Game
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2001

Board game for young children ages 4-9 designed to highlight effective and ineffective ways to communicate and get along with others. There are six social language card decks: Nonverbal Communication (blue); Conversation Skills (green); Being a Friend (pink); Self-Control (white); Be Polite (yellow); Follow the Rules (orange). The game can be played with one or more decks at a time. Some of the stimulus items presented in Maxwell's Manor offer a multiple-choice format, and others are more open-ended. Since one answer doesn't always fit, the teacher & students can discuss acceptable responses.
Maxwell's Manor: A Social Langauge Game KP  
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  
B 112406B 112406 On Monday When It Rained
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Kachenmeister, Cherryl
Length: 32 Copyright: 1989

A young boy describes, in text and photographs of his facial expressions, the different emotions he feels each day. AR 2.7. IL Pres-1.
On Monday When It Rained KP  
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 108364B 108364 Smile a Lot!
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Carlson, Nancy
Length: 32 Copyright: 2002

A frog explains how smiling is a great way to get through life's ups and downs. Smiling. AR 2.6. Follett RL 3.2. RC 2.3. Lexile 470.
Smile a Lot! KP  
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  
KM 12838KM 12838 Space Place: Series 1 - We Have Lift Off!
Grade Lvl: KPT Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

A series of animated shorts featuring space vehicles, aimed to help children, particularly those on the autistic spectrum, better understand the link between facial expression and emotion & the role of friendships in a child's life. Contains DVD, CD-ROM, playing cards, and instructions.
Space Place: Series 1 - We Have Lift Off! KPT  
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  
KM 12522KM 12522 Too Much, Too Little, Just Right: A Social Communication Game
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Weiss, Claudia / Singr, Sandra
Length: 0 Copyright: 2006

By playing this game, children (ages 5-12 years) learn to pay attention to tone of voice, observe body language, and note how these cues affect the message. Players deliver brief messages and get immediate feedback. They learn to adjust volume, expression, gestures, and other physical cues in order to communicate effectively. Game can be played in a 20- to 30-minute time period by 2 to 8 players. Contents: Leader's Guide, Message Cards, Action Cards, Too Much/Too Little/Just Right Cards, Reward Chips, Response Records & Feedback Express-O-Meter.
Too Much, Too Little, Just Right: A Social Communication Game KPI  
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 7472KM 7472 Tugs & Hugs
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2001

Pebble Soup program is designed to help young children develop social and emotional skills. Uses stories and activities to encourage proper behavior. Topics: Learning to get along; Making friends; Taking turns; Being responsible; Showing kindness and consideration; Dealing with bullies; Problem solving; Good manners; Negative behaviors; Feeling angry; Feeling scared; and Feeling Sad. Contents: teacher's handbook, 12 lap books, six hand puppets, six posters, and audio cassette.
Tugs & Hugs KP  
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  
B 119682B 119682 What's That Look On Your Face?: All About Faces and Feelings
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Snodgrass, Catherine
Length: 30 Copyright: 2008

Recognizing and interpreting facial expressions and the feelings they represent poses great challenges for children with language and communication difficulties, including those with an autism spectrum disorder. Book contains illustrations and short poems to help children, especially those with language and communication difficulties, read faces and identify emotions.
What's That Look On Your Face?: All About Faces and Feelings KPI  
B 110742B 110742 Who's That Baby?
Grade Lvl: K Author: Amerikaner, Susan
Length: 14 Copyright: 2010

Board book for babies that features repetitive text and illustrations of popular Disney characters with mirrors. Reflection. Winnie-the-Pooh. Facial expressions. Follett RL 1.4. IL Pres.
Who's That Baby? K  
B 113672B 113672 You Just Can't Help It!
Grade Lvl: I Author: Szpirglas, Jeff
Length: 64 Copyright: 2011

Subtitle: Your Guide to the Wild and Wacky World of Human Behavior. Relates tips and facts about human behavior, including the five senses, emotional reactions, verbal and nonverbal communication, and the intricacies of human interaction. IL 4-6.
You Just Can't Help It! I