ERIC Number: ED294394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
The New Assertive You.
This workbook provides exercises, role-playing activities, and self-evaluation activities to help deaf adolescents become more aware of their level of assertiveness and the ways assertive behavior can assist in daily living situations. Assertiveness is different from aggressiveness and passiveness, and many people learn through their families and their culture to not be assertive. Many factors may interfere with assertiveness, such as socialization, fear, and guilt. Individuals have problems being assertive because they have problems saying "no," asking for help, expressing feelings, expressing ideas, and asking for information. Individuals who lack assertiveness can be easily manipulated by other people. It is important that deaf individuals: analyze their strengths; become more responsible; know their rights; be persistent; use "I" messages to express feelings without blaming, nagging, or judging the other person; and understand the significance of nonverbal communication through facial expression, eye contact, gestures, body movements, and posture. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Assertiveness, Daily Living Skills, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Nonverbal Communication, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Self Esteem, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Self Expression, Skill Development, Social Behavior
Gallaudet University, Pre-College Programs, 800 Florida Ave., N.E., Washington, DC 20002 ($7.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gallaudet Coll., Washington, DC. Pre-College Programs.