Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ideas for improving communication...

       Some things I think can help improve non-verbal communication skills: One is exposure to animals, especially dogs. Strangely I find dogs easier to communicate with than humans since they don't attempt to deceive. I don't think it even has to be a fancy, structured, "animal therapy" program. Just casual exposure over a period of time can help. I don't just say this because it sounds cute, charming, or trendy. This I believe has helped me. Dogs always seem to get their point across without any words.
       Also, exposure to others with developmental disabilities who are non-verbal can help. Working with the deaf I think can help too though I don't really count sign language as non-verbal communication.

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