Reading the care recipient’s cr body language and nonverbal communication is crucial for the caregiver after practice and experience it should become easier to read the cr the following are tips for reading body language and nonverbal communication

Try: Pay attention to inconsistencies nonverbal communication should reinforce what is being said is the person is saying one thing and their body language something else for example is the cr saying yes but his body language indicates reservation look at nonverbal communication signals as a group don’t read too much into a single gesture or nonverbal cue consider all of the nonverbal signals you are receiving from eye contact to tone of voice and body language taken together make sure the nonverbal cues consistent, or inconsistent, match up with what the cr is actively saying trust your instincts don’t dismiss your gut feelings if you get the sense that someone isn’t being honest or that something isn’t adding up you may be picking up on a mismatch between verbal and nonverbal cues this may be a sign that you should monitor the cr more closely to see if this behavior continues

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Categories: Behavior Challenging, Cognitive Intellectual, Communication, Emotional Psychological, Social

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References: Helpguide org

Keywords: Body language nonverbal communication

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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