Social Skills Series #14: Voice Volume

THIS IS THE SECOND OF SEVERAL ARTICLES FOCUSING ON PARALANGUAGE. AS I WROTE IN LAST WEEK’S ARTICLE, PARALANGUAGE IS A SUBSET OF NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION THAT COMPRISES EVERYTHING ABOUT VOCAL COMMUNICATION EXCEPT FOR THE ACTUAL WORDS BEING SPOKEN. Okay, I’ve managed to unstick the Caps Lock key, sorry about that. Let’s try again. As I wrote … Continue reading Social Skills Series #14: Voice Volume

Social Skills Series #13: Introduction to Paralanguage

The next few articles in this series will be all about paralanguage. You work hard to give your children a strong education in the proper use of words, but how much do you teach them about nonverbal communication? Paralanguage is the subset of nonverbal communication that includes voice tone, pitch, volume, and rate – everything … Continue reading Social Skills Series #13: Introduction to Paralanguage

Social Skills Series #12: Self-Control

The holiday season is upon us! It is the season of twinkling lights, the crunch of snow under our feet, and a veritable avalanche of sugary sweets and mouth-watering baked goods. Muppets and Puppets (2016) was one of my favourite themes. We had an absolute blast in music class with the music of Sesame Street … Continue reading Social Skills Series #12: Self-Control