Seeing is Believing

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Re: David

From: Carla Di Domenicantonio
Date: 24 Apr 2010
Time: 15:37:38 -0500
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Thank you for your question. You raise a good point. This boy did not become self-conscious in a negative way, and we immediately placed our focus on what we were going to do about it. A more sensitive child might not have had the same response; however, I think that our manner when discussing video material can make the difference. I first had this boy identify what he did well and what he liked about the video and I made sure I had lots of positive things to say, even commenting on some of his content (for example that he was really good at the game he was telling me about on the video and that he was interesting). I would not have wanted to just point out the negative. I use video a lot and don't recall anyone reacting negatively to observing their speaking behaviours on video. I believe it brings objectivity to the process, like watching someone else and talking about it. Thanks again!

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