Lesson 9: Communication - Day 2: Assertiveness

Appropriate assertive and non-verbal assertive communication is the focus of this instructional activity designed for the special education classroom. Using mirrors, class members practice assertive responses to a variety of situations.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Model for non-verbal students both assertive and non-assertive gestures and then ask them to design their own response cards they could use to signal their responses
Classroom Considerations

  • The ninth in a series of 28 lessons designed for special education and/or health classrooms
Pros

  • The seven-page packet includes a richly detailed plan, flash cards, and a letter to parents/guardians
Cons

  • No scripts are provided that model assertive and non-assertive responses