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Getting the message : learning to read facial expressions

By: Crissey, Pat.
Contributor(s): Crissey, Noah | Crissey, Soraya Kongnguen.
Publisher: Verona, WI IEP Resources 2007Description: 167 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. + 1 CD-ROM.ISBN: 1578616050.Subject(s): NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION | FACIAL EXPRESSION | EMOTIONS | LEARNING AIDS | AUTISM
Contents:
Introduction : how to use "Getting the Message"|Recognizing facial expressions|Understanding emotions|Intensity and basic variations of emotions|Other emotions
Summary: Contends that "only 7 percent of emotional meaning is expressed with the use of words, while 55 percent is conveyed through facial expression, body language and gestures. However, some individuals are simply not effectively reading facial expressions or are unable to use facial expressions to convey what they are feeling... This curriculum has been developed to specifically meet the needs of those with autism spectrum and similar disorders." - INTRODUCTIONReview: The author notes in the introduction to this book that “Only 7 percent of emotional meaning is expressed with the use of words, while 55 percent is conveyed through facial expression, body language and gestures.” Added to this is the fact that some individuals are not able to read facial expressions effectively and/or are not able to use facial expressions to convey what they are feeling. This book, then, is about non-verbal communication. The author believes that although some may have difficulty mastering the nuances on their own, all can make progress when the skills are directly and systematically taught and presents a curriculum that has been developed to “specifically meet the needs of those with autism spectrum and similar disorders.” The introduction of the book explains the basics of the method. Unit 1 covers recognising facial expressions, Unit 2 with understanding emotions, Unit 3 with intensity and variations of emotions and Unit 4 with other emotions. Each section uses drawings, cartoons, word cards, blank faces, photographs and templates for the various learning activities. A CD-ROM is included which contains a printable PDF file of the entire book.
List(s) this item appears in: Understanding emotions November 2017 | Body Language March 2019
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Introduction : how to use "Getting the Message"|Recognizing facial expressions|Understanding emotions|Intensity and basic variations of emotions|Other emotions

Contends that "only 7 percent of emotional meaning is expressed with the use of words, while 55 percent is conveyed through facial expression, body language and gestures. However, some individuals are simply not effectively reading facial expressions or are unable to use facial expressions to convey what they are feeling... This curriculum has been developed to specifically meet the needs of those with autism spectrum and similar disorders." - INTRODUCTION

The author notes in the introduction to this book that “Only 7 percent of emotional meaning is expressed with the use of words, while 55 percent is conveyed through facial expression, body language and gestures.” Added to this is the fact that some individuals are not able to read facial expressions effectively and/or are not able to use facial expressions to convey what they are feeling.
This book, then, is about non-verbal communication. The author believes that although some may have difficulty mastering the nuances on their own, all can make progress when the skills are directly and systematically taught and presents a curriculum that has been developed to “specifically meet the needs of those with autism spectrum and similar disorders.”
The introduction of the book explains the basics of the method. Unit 1 covers recognising facial expressions, Unit 2 with understanding emotions, Unit 3 with intensity and variations of emotions and Unit 4 with other emotions.
Each section uses drawings, cartoons, word cards, blank faces, photographs and templates for the various learning activities.
A CD-ROM is included which contains a printable PDF file of the entire book.

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Still working through the excercises. Gives great place to have and start conversations about interacting, being polite etc

Patron comment on

A great range of activity ideas. I would recommend this to: Family/Whanau staff; Behaviour Support team; Vocational CSWs; families; anyone working with a person with autism; school teachers. Great!

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Lots of practical exercises but not so much material that explains *how* to read facial expressions

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