Topic three: verbal and non-verbal communication

This page has a series of activities and resources to support topic three of the 'Real life, your life' teaching resources.

Topic three explores verbal and non-verbal communication. The activities help develop a student's skills including:

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Learning outcome

To understand the importance of verbal and non-verbal communication.

Delivery note

Pick and choose from the range of activities below to build your own lessons supporting this topic area. All delivery instructions are provided under each activity with clear references to resources. The slides contain all the information you need to deliver the lesson and the worksheets support all student tasks.

Activity 1: Interpreting body language

Identify what messages different people in photos are conveying through their body language.

Activity 2: What am I communicating?
Role-play different body language and identify what messages are being conveyed.

Activity 3: Observing body language

Watch a video and record the body language that different healthcare professionals display.

Activity 4: Verbal communication

Write positive things that healthcare professionals could say to reassure patients.

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