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Active Listening

5 Ways to Listen Better

Being present in the moment with a conversation is not only important for your mental health, but also for your social wellbeing. Sound expert, Julian Treasure, tells you how to combine mindfulness with your social skills, such as: 

  • Three minutes per day of silence or quiet
  • How many channels of sound can you hear in various places?
  • Enjoying mundane sounds
  • listening positions
  • RASA: Recieve, Appreciate, Summarize, Ask

Here are some more tips to practice active listening and be inclusive to diverse communication styles:

5 Essential Phrases

Effective Listening Skills

Infant and Toddler Sign Language

with Melissa Ratsch, American Sign Language professor at WSU

Love Languages

with Gary Chapman, co-author of Growing Up Social

The Truth About Autism

with Megan Itani, Special Education teacher and WSU instructor