Non-verbal communication can reveal a great deal about what another person is thinking or feeling. Have you ever gotten a text or an email, but had difficulty reading the emotion behind the words? Facial expressions, such as smiling or crying are examples of non-verbal communication. Reading facial expressions can be difficult for a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Here are some ideas to help improve facial recognition. Activities that visually draw attention to the face, such as making faces in a mirror, will help increase awareness of emotions and facial expression. Sorting tasks, such as sorting faces from non faces or sorting faces by emotions are great activities to help increase awareness of this form of non-verbal communication. As a child experiences an emotion, commenting on the incident will help pair an action with an emotion and build awareness of non-verbal communication.