In this story, readers will learn about tone of voice. With the use of animal representations for pitch, volume and rate, children will understand the importance of matching their voices with what they are saying.
In this story, readers will learn about facial expressions. Children will understand how our mouths, eyes and eyebrows can convey our feelings and the importance of their own and others’ facial expressions.
In this story, readers will learn about body language. Children will understand the impact of their body language and how the simplest of body movements can convey various emotions.
The David & Delilah Discover three part story encourages the conversation around social communication and the importance of interpreting non-verbal cues. The interactive story allows children to see and understand how tone of voice, facial expression and body language can communicate a message. As a school-based Speech-Language Pathologist, I’m thrilled to have this resource available for individual and small group therapy as well as for classroom-based instruction.
David & Delilah Discover fills a huge need in the area of social communication resources for speech-language pathologists! I love how nonverbal communication concepts are presented and illustrated in fun ways, and that opportunities to practice are built into the story. This book will be useful in both individual and small group settings, as well as universally for classroom lessons. I can’t wait to use this resource with my caseload!
David and Delilah Discover: It’s More than What We Say belongs in all elementary classrooms. As a special education teacher and now language and literacy teacher educator, I have been searching for this type of text for years. The twins walk us through complex topics with such ease that it makes me wonder—why aren’t all children’s authors writing on this? The characters’ charm (not to mention the adorable animals) add a layer of appeal such that the book can be used to reach children of all abilities and backgrounds. I believe that this series is a unique contribution to the growing collection of children’s literature focused on topics related to self-regulation and social/emotional literacy. Having David and Delilah in your home or classroom will be like having a teacher or speech/language pathologist available whenever you need one.
This book is an incredible resource for children, parents, teachers, clinicians and more! As a clinical psychologist, I often struggle to find high quality materials that support young children in learning social communication skills. I now have a wonderful go-to resource. This book is highly interactive, the illustrations are simple and engaging, and the story uses relevant examples. I will be using it frequently in social skills training and psychotherapy with youth, especially to enhance social emotional development and skills practice. I recommend highly to anyone who works with neurodiverse children!
A collection of stories that whole heartedly makes the implicit hidden social rules explicit in a very accessible way. The David & Delilah Discover: It’s More Than What We Say series provides a fun and engaging way to teach children about how their own non-verbal communication messages affect others thoughts and feelings but also how to interpret it in those around them. As an occupational therapist who supports children who struggle with self-regulation and social communication skills, these books make these complex concepts easy to understand while being charming and fun to practice! A must-have in all homes with kids and for clinicians who support children with social communication goals.
Children ages 3-8 that have difficulties in the area of social communication skills and/or those children who would benefit from extra social communication practice will gain extensive and important knowledge from this book.
Caregivers will enjoy reading this story to their children while they immerse themselves in the lives of David and Delilah.
Teachers and educators working with children in preschool and early elementary school will benefit from using this book when teaching their students social emotional learning skills in small group or whole class settings.
Occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers and psychologists can use David & Delilah Discover in their therapy sessions in both one-on-one and group settings.