Though some may fear that allowing nonverbal communication will enable the mutism to continue, many therapists believe it is a necessary step for most children with mutism to overcome their communication anxiety in a step-by-step manner.
Unless you're flirting with someone you know very well, or are in a situation where a wink seems to be particularly appropriate, it's generally not a good idea to risk using this type of nonverbal signal.
The most distinctive feature of the Wechsler tests is their division into a verbal section and a nonverbal (or performance) section, with separate scores available for each subsection.
Individuals with classic autism can have symptoms that include substantial delays in speech and language, with a small percentage of affected individuals remaining entirely nonverbal.
You can find all of these types of nonverbal communication in the book, Dating Decoder, along with drawings taken from real situations that show body language in dating situations.
A person diagnosed on the autism spectrum has difficulty understanding social interactions, especially subtle nuances of nonverbal communication, figurative language, and humor.
The Merrill-Palmer Scale of Mental Tests (MPSMT) is widely used as a nonverbal test for assessing visual-spatial skills in children aged one year and six months to six years.
Most children can work toward some level of improvement.For communication improvement, one of the key developmental needs is understanding and using nonverbal communication.
Nonverbal communication could be gestures, idiosyncratic movements, cultural habits, posture, involuntary physiological responses to stimuli, and "costumes and scenery."
Their nonverbal exchange made Deidre smile.