I have been busy these days. So I could not share.But Susanne,again, inspires me to write! Don’t you follow her?
by Susanne Poulette (Truesdale), CCC-SLP
So it’s that busy September back-to-school time when thoughts turn to refreshing our students’ learning skills and strategies. Among the tools for teaching and sharpening listening skills is good old Whole Body Listening.
- Brain – thinking about what the ears are hearing.
- Eyes – looking toward the speaker.
- Mouth – quiet
- Hands – quiet, still
- Seat – firmly in the chair or on the floor.
- Feet – quietly where they should be (floor or criss-cross applesauce).
IT’S A TOOL, NOT A RULE
The critical word here is “tool.” WBL should be modified as needed for students who have special needs, difficulty with self-regulation, or discomfort with eye contact. It should always be used with sensitivity for a child’s developmental readiness and attention span level.
WBL lessons are suggestions for teaching and practicing listening skills. WBL is a teaching tool that can be used as a…
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