I have worked many years within the Autism community. It is often my observation (and that of many others) – that people on the spectrum sometimes misread or fail to notice social and emotional cues in others. This can lead to difficult, awkward and at times, comical situations. Many therapists, psychologists, educators and parents work diligently to try and bring social awareness and correct communication techniques (including semantics) to those who have challenges in these areas.
Over the years I have snapped thousands of photos for programs and products via SIGNING FAMILIES. Today I am making many of the photos with only “faces” available in the form of a slideshow. Feel free to download and share this slideshow. To stop the slideshow or pause it- simply press the middle two lines on the photo.
It is my hope that these photos will help promote conversation, social stories or simply with identifying feelings and emotions in others.
Consider these pictures a starting point. Notice there are no captions below any of the pictures. I will leave it up to the viewers to decide where the conversation should lead and decide which emotion the photo is portraying. Perhaps whole stories can be generated with a single photo. Let the child lead, if you can.
To learn more about my programs for children and adults with Autism, please connect via SIGNING FAMILIES or my website.
Feel free to add your ideas on how to promote communication below.