Nonverbal Communication : Understanding, Intimacy And Mutual Valuing

1197 Words May 3rd, 2016 5 Pages
"Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing"-Rollo May. Communication is the way we as humans make connections and form relationships with one another. Non-verbal communication is a very popular form of communication. Eye contact, body language, hand gestures, facial expressions, use of touch, and body movements are all forms of nonverbal communication. Nonverbal communication is a common, more subtle manner of communicating with the world as well as a way of honestly expressing oneself. Nonverbal communication is a powerful way individuals communicate with each other. It can be a valuable learning support for children beginning to learn a language or for students learning a second language. Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder(ASD), developmental delays, or other disabilities can have a hard time communicating efficiently. As a result they often have to be taught to utilize nonverbal communication. It is important to assess how strong their communicative abilities are as well as attain a deep grasp of the level to which their nonverbal communicative abilities are impaired. Knowing where a child is academically and cognitively can be fundamentally important to their learning and growth because it can help the educators teaching the child understand how to best teach them. Assessing, evaluating, and utilizing nonverbal communication can be a crucial asset to assist infants and toddlers with or without disabilities to…
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