Improving My Communication Skills

The two lessons in the fifth unit in this series are designed to help students with disabilities improve their communication skills. The first lesson has class members practice strategies and skills for appropriate communication. They record role plays and then each student evaluates their performance to identify ways to improve their communication skills. In the second lesson, learners identify appropriate situations when they should present information about their disability and their needs.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Some learners are anxious about seeing themselves on video; therefore, have pairs first practice filming one another and watching their videos so they can become comfortable viewing themselves on tape
Classroom Considerations
  • The fifth unit in a 10-unit series designed for learners with disabilities
  • Requires a video camera
Pros
  • The role play videos permit learners to assess their own communication strengths and weaknesses
  • Scenarios model appropriate ways to communicate a
Cons
  • None