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Be aware of your body language

We rely on body language as well as spoken language to understand what someone is trying to communicate. Using gestures and actions when talking can help a child’s understanding. Be aware of your body language (e.g., facial expression, body posture, tone of voice), making this...

Try activities where no speaking is allowed

Consider doing dance activities where speaking is not permitted. This allows all kids to participate in the same way, and enables other kids to understand how it might feel to not be able to speak well (reverse inclusion)....

Use visual instructions

Display a list of class activities on the wall or an easel. This helps students understand what they will be doing first, second, third, and so on. Include words and/or pictures that show the activity sequence. Use pictures to teach basic dance elements: body positions, and...