I Heart Emoticons!

Happy Halloween!  I have a treat for you 🙂 that involves some keyboard tricks 😉

Think about how many times you’ve added a  😉  to be sure the recipient understood that you weren’t totally serious.  Would you have sent the same text/email if you couldn’t add the wink?  Probably not.

I’ve put together an assortment of 14 emoticon cards with their definition on the back.  For our kiddos working on pragmatics, they’re a great way to discuss social cues because they break facial expressions down into their most salient elements.

They can also be a great way to start a discussion about feelings and emotions.  “When do you feel sad?”  “If you saw someone with a sad face, what do you think they might be thinking about?”

Or put together a number of sentences (I’ve included 10 to get you started) and change the emoticon at the end.  How does this change the meaning of the message?  For example, “I’m having a great day :)” vs. “I’m having a great day >:-(”

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The views expressed in this blog are my own and are intended to inspire other speech-language pathologists in their own practice. If you are a parent, teacher or other educator, these ideas are not intended to take the place of treatment by a certified clinician. Read full disclaimer here.