Friday, January 11, 2013

Whole Body Listening


I came across these products while searching for resources for our elementary school counselors. I love this concept. The company also has a lot of other great products for spectrum disorder students. Be sure to check it out!

What is Whole Body Listening?

Whole Body Listening is more than just “hearing” with the ears. It includes:
  • listening with the eyes (looking at the speaker)
  • listening with the mouth (closed and quiet - no talking, humming, making sounds, etc.)
  • listening with the body (facing the speaker)
  • listening with the hands (quietly at the side of the body or in the lap)
  • listening with the feet (standing still or quietly on the floor)
  • listening with the brain (thinking about what the speaker is saying)
  • and listening with the heart (caring about what the speaker is saying)
Being a good listener means much more than just hearing what is said with the ears. It is important to break down ALL of the components of listening for your child. Many children hear various statements like, “Show me good listening” or “I need you to listen”; however, we often forget to talk about what that means. When the entire family understands the components of Whole Body Listening, you can give specific instruction about which areas of listening you would like your child to improve – “Sally, I need you to listen with your feet.” - taken from website


Whole Body Listening


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