# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Mental Health Assisting Careers Task 144308000

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Interpret the meaning of nonverbal behavior.


Interpretation should include
  • body language meanings
  • observing for consistency in a specific nonverbal behavior
  • clarifying the meaning of nonverbal behavior.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How does proximity impact communication?
  • What are the signs of suicidal ideation?
  • How can silence be beneficial?
  • What is selective observing?
  • How can the MHT avoid misinterpretation of the nonverbal behavior?
  • Why is it important for a MHT to develop skills in observing and interpreting nonverbal behavior?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

Other Related Standards

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Medical Spelling


Medical Terminology


Knowledge Test: Behavioral Health