meaning or intention expressed without the use of spoken or signed words. Non-verbal communication may be overt and deliberate, for example, rolling oneâ€™s eyes, winking, nodding, shaking oneâ€™s head, or giving a thumbs-up sign; it may also be unintentional, for example, the posture of conversation partners toward one anotherâ€” facing one another or facing away, leaning toward or away from one another or crossing oneâ€™s arms across the chest.
Physical behaviour that supports communication (e.g., gestures, facial expressions, eye contact, physical proximity, touching).
Communicating without words, using facial expressions, using gestures and body language.
Ways of conveying or altering the meaning of an intended message other than oral speech (e.g. gestures, eye contact, facial expression).
Communication through means other than the use of words (e.g., facial expressions, body position, action).
Any form of communicating that does not involve words or symbols. Body language, facial expressions, vocal characteristics. Very important in improv and caregiving
Passing on information with the help of sketches, gestures, stances, expressive movements and physical contact.
the impact of gestures, gaze, expressions, and other symbols capable of substituting for words and conveying information. Social skill involves decoding sources of non-verbal communication, particularly gaze. In assessing the validity of another individual's impression management activities we are constantly checking for a correspondence between information conveyed by verbal and non-verbal channels of communication.
Communication by means of signs, symbols or gestures. (See Blissymbols; Makaton)
a form of communication without speech developed between babies and their carers, which makes use of faces, voices, body movements and touch, but which adults and the disabled continue to use throughout life to supplement and to support speech or act as its substitute.