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ERIC Number: EJ964501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4391
Slap What? An Interactive Lesson in Nonverbal Communication
Haithcox-Dennis, Melissa J.
Journal of School Health, v81 n11 p721-725 Nov 2011
This article discusses the use of nonverbal communication strategies for fostering social health in middle school students. It outlines a teaching technique designed to help students better understand nonverbal cues and their role in maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships. The technique begins with the card game "Slap What?" where the object is to have the most cards by the end of the game. Students play by observing and interpreting their classmates' nonverbal cues and soon realize that actions "do" speak louder than words. The technique concludes with a discussion on interpreting nonverbal cues as a means of maintaining interpersonal communication and relationships and reducing health risks. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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