Helping the Child Who Doesn't Fit In
Stephen Nowicki, Marshall P. Duke
This book offers parents, teachers, and caretakers a guide to the puzzle of social rejection and its relationship to non-verbal language. An introduction describes the disability of "dyssemia," a difficulty in using and understanding nonverbal signs and signals, and provides symptoms of this disability. Part 1 discusses the six areas of nonverbal communication and provides tips on how to remedy problems in these areas. These tips can be used on an as-needed basis, and many of them involve the same aids recommended for the assessment process, including trips to shopping malls and use of TV and videotapes. Part 2 discusses formal and informal approaches to remediation, and also provides some further insights as to the physical and emotional causes of nonverbal communication deficits. (Contains 17 references.)
Stephen Nowicki, Marshall P. Duke. Helping the Child Who Doesn't Fit In (1996). Peachtree Publishers: Atlanta, GA.
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