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"Steve Nowicki and Marshall Duke's work with children is state-of-the-art in the teaching of the basic and critical emotional intelligence skills." -- Daniel Goleman, author of EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

About the Author

MARSHALL P. DUKE received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Indiana University. He is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Personality and Psychopathology and chair of Emory University's department of psychology. He has published over fifty scholary articles and coauthored Helping the Child Who Doesn't Fit In and Teaching Your Child the Language of Social Success.

STEPHEN NOWICKI, JR. received his Ph.D. from Purdue University. He is the author of over 150 publications and presentations and the coauthor of Helping the Child Who Doesn't Fit In and Teaching Your Child the Language of Social Success. He lives in Atlanta.

ELISABETH A. MARTIN received her B.S. and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, and her M.Ed. with specialization in Special Education (Dyslexia) from the University of Kingston upon Thames, England. Ms. Martin has taught learning disabled students at the Dyslexia Institute in England and at several specialty schools in the United States.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 181 pages
  • Publisher: Peachtree Pub Ltd; 1 edition (June 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561451266
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561451265
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #202,671 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am a school social worker and after buying several disappointing books on the topic I was delighted to find this. The format is laid out in an easy to read manner and thank goodness for the real photographs they use. (I also cut out pictures from magazines to talk about non-verbal cues and body language...then have the kids make a collage.)
Separating the areas of non-verbal communication into chapters allows me to focus on one area per session. The speech and language pathologist at my school is doing a group with me called "social communications" and we intend to squeeze everything we can out of this book.
Parents-you don't need to rely on the professionals to teach your child social skills! Have fun with it, make a date with your child weekly to practice these skills. Just don't put me out of business with this book!
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Marshall Duke received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Indiana University. He is a professor of personality and psychopathology and is chair of Emory University's Department of Psychology in Atlanta. He has published over 50 scholarly articles and co-authored with Stephen Nowicki, Jr. a textbook of abnormal psychology and a guide for parents and teachers, Helping the Child Who Doesn't Fit In.
Stephen Nowicki, Jr. received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Purdue University. He is a professor of psychology at Emory University. He is the author of over 150 publications and presentations in addition to the books he has co-authored with Dr. Duke.
Elisabeth Martin received a Bachelor of Education from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, and her M.Ed. with specialization in Special Education (dyslexia) from the University of Kington upon Thames, England. Ms. Martin has taught learning disabled students at the Dyslexia Institute in England and at several specialty schools in the United States.
This 184-page trade paperback is clearly written in an easy to follow style. It provides a list of references, a page of recommended resources, multiple appendices and covers the following topics: (1) What is nonverbal communication? (It is more than just body language, which is only a part of nonverbal communication.) (2) Assessing and teaching nonverbal language to your child at home. (3) Teaching nonverbal language at school.
This book is an excellent resource for both parents and teachers, particularly for the two to use to work together as a team to guide special-needs children (in particular those with attention deficit disorder) to improve their nonverbal social skills.
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Does nonverbal language affect your child's success? Ask any teacher. They can list a hundred ways. Nonverbal clues have led to miscommunication, even to fights. Many children are unaware of their body language, and its impact. This book explains how nonverbal clues lead to social and academic success and failure. The book begins with a guide for its readers, followed by three main parts. In the first, the authors define nonverbal communication and give examples of its affect. Part two includes paralanguage. Part three is particularly for teachers and includes instructional methods. Chapters discuss how emotions are reflected and projected in posture, expression and tone of voice. There is an interesting analysis of appearance and dress. The volume ends with an exercise for measuring childern's understanding of nonverbal behavior and a list of related descriptive emotions. (Peachtree publishers).
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After purchasing a number of books that promised to deliver, this is the first one that I have found that actually does. As the parent of a six year-old little-man, I have to say that I really needed this book and I honestly believe that the material inside its pages, when applied consistently, will serve to seriously improve my son's life in due course. I am truly impressed with the level of insight brought to bear by these three authors; I applaud them on a fantastic work!

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We have a very active 6 year old, and we feel he is active alert, his biggest issue is social interaction, since he has been around mostly adults his life. This book has common sense ideas to help a sometimes painful problem. Our son has done better in first grade. The summer using this book has helped alot! ... I am so glad I found this book!
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