This social skills activity encourages and trains students to identify non-verbal signs of interest and disinterest during conversations and social interactions
Conversation Skills Activities: Time Sensitivity
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Communication Skills: Time Sensitivity
Following a written discussion on the need to be sensitive to a listener’s time limit, students roll dice to be assigned a hypothetical content (what to say) and context (to whom they are speaking and in what situation). After considering the context, students estimate an appropriate time period, and then practice providing their assigned content within that time period. This social skills activity works on increasing students’ awareness of their listener’s needs (listener presupposition) and improving their ability to limit the time they use to convey their content in order to best fit those needs. We recommend using this product with Kinesics and Conversation Skills and Editing Verbal Narratives, as all three address the need to limit content in order to best suit the needs of communicative partners.