Living Life Off Of the Wall

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About the author:
Cydny A. Neville has over a decade of experience working with agencies throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, to enhance the lives of youth, and families. A Public School teacher, and current Community Educator, she has a wealth of experience facilitating workshops, as well as implementing prevention programs in the community.
Ms. Neville also hones experience of developing, managing, and maintaining community partnerships to enhance programming for area non-profits, as well as establishing partnerships in the communities
to improve outreach efforts on the local government level, facilitating parenting classes, as well as writing and managing grants (small scale to Federal level), and developing programmatic grants based on community outreach.
Ms. Neville is passionate about strengthening single family households. She is the President/CEO of the Neville Empowerment Network, Inc., where she aims to inspire others to "see beyond, beyond" through a variety of forms of outreach; such as the annual "You CAN Do Anything Too Symposium," the "You CAN do Anything Too Book Scholarship," and a variety of empowerment workshops. She manages a blog, "Be A Singular Sensation," which provides news from an urban single parent perspective to: engage, enlighten, inform, inspire and connect single parents. The blog has a television show component, which airs on a local Community Channel, as well as online. In addition, she holds an annual "Birthday Bag Drive," to make birthdays possible for youth in transition.
She served on the 2012 and 2013 Human Development and Education Policy Committee of the Virginia Municipal League, is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, NAACP, a member of the Minority Political Leadership Institute's class of 2012, is a member of the 2013 class of Leadership Prince William, was one of Virginia Leadership Institute's 2013 "Top 10 Under 40," is a 2014 emPower Magazine Power Player for "Social Activism," a recipient of the 2014 Prince William County Human Rights Award, and a University of Phoenix "Spirit of Service"" 2015 honoree!

Living Life Off Of the Wall

Technology and its Effects on Adult's Social Communication Skills

Authored by Ms. Cydny A. Neville MAEd

Turn off the technology, log off of social media, and Live Your Life Off the Wall!

Have you experienced a change in the quality of your writing over the past 5-10 years? Have you noticed your children may not have the level of social skills that you had, at their age?

Technology is wonderful in many ways! However, as with most things, we have to use it in moderation, or it will have a negative impact on our communication and social skills.

With the busy lifestyles of many Washingtonians, it is difficult for many to find the time to communicate with friends and family in a traditional fashion. Due to time constraints, many opt to maintain communications through email, texting, instant messaging and social networking. This book is based on a study from the author's graduate studies, which she designed to analyze the impact of social media interactions on our writing, overall communications, and social skills.

In addition to exploring her action research, the study also provides the reader with resources to become engaged with the study, by completing the pre/post survey, and applying the solution strategy for themselves.

Prior to implementing the solution strategy, many participants did not: apply skills of grammar when typing/texting, read the newspaper or read novels for pleasure, have many face-to-face meetings, feel comfortable discussing certain subjects face-to-face or on a phone call. The solution strategy encouraged them to write more, participate in more face-to-face interactions and to cut back on the amount of time using social networking, email and texting. Analysis of the data reveals that the solution strategy was successful in helping participants improve on the social communication skill that were neglected due to technology.

Publication Date:
1500412996 / 9781500412999
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Full Color
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Education / Research

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