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Facial expressions

Understanding facial expressions and body language are essential communication skills. Facial expression in communication is an important aspect of teaching communication skills. Different facial expressions could mean different things. Understanding these cues is important.

Therefore, a specific activity or educational game has been added in EdQueries, related to understanding facial expressions.

A screen recording of the activity is given below.

In this activity, for each picture displayed, the student has to find out what that expression means and select the correct option. If the student selects the wrong answer, the correct answer is displayed.

Some pictures include body language cues, as understanding emotions involves body language and contextual cues as well.

This activity would also be useful for children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children on the ASD spectrum can have difficulty reading facial expressions ( as studied by Liu et al ). Special educators and parents might want to use this kind of activity.

Along with other interactive activities and educational games in the ‘Communication skills’ category, this activity adds tremendous value to communication skills training.

To try this activity, click the button below for a 2 weeks free trial of all the courses and content in EdQueries.

For more about the importance of facial expressions read this article.

Here’s a list of our Communications skills courses:

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Expressive Communication

This online course contains lessons about communication involving facial expressions and using words and sentences.

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Receptive Communication

This online course covers topics such as initiating conversations, following directions and comprehending.

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Screenshot of an educational game about Non-verbal communication

Non-verbal communication

Non-verbal communication implies conveying information without words. In this course, children learn and understand how to communicate and derive information through facial expressions, body gestures and visuals. Various games and worksheets have been included in the course to improve the thinking skills of students.

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Social Communication

This online course is about good manners and proper usage of language for communication in various social circumstances.

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Listening communication online course

Listening Communication

In this the student has to listen and select the next word and listen and give an answer.These games will improve listening skills.

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