Did you know that communication skills are ranked FIRST among a job candidate’s “must have” skills and qualities, according to a 2010 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers?
Students with disabilities need to LEARN how to DISAGREE (respectfully) as part of transition. It is a vital aspect of self-advocacy and an important safety skill. Teaching youth these 5 steps can help them keep a disagreement constructive:
- Don’t take it personally
- Don’t put down the other person
- Use “I” statements to communicate
- Listen to the other person’s point of view
- Stay calm