Social Language

Nancy McConnell | Carolyn M. LoGiudice, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Ages 11 - 16
  • Grades 6 - 11
  • Pages 175
  • Format 8.5" x 11"
  • Product Code 31174 ( MR #065562 )

Price $51.00

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Help adolescents be effective, appropriate communicators in a wide variety of situations with these lessons in Basic Communication, Conversation Skills, Emotions and Self-Esteem, Peer Relationships, and Working with Others. Students learn to use specific social behaviors through direct instruction, role-playing, observation, and discussion.

The practical training helps them:
• pick up subtle, nonverbal cues from others
• recognizing and express emotions appropriately
• recognize others' perspectives
• maintain self-control
• interpret messages quickly enough to respond appropriately in conversation
• decrease impulsivity and learn not to interrupt
• use past experiences in order to decide how to deal with current situations
• understand and read others' intentions
• relinquish control in groups
• initiate, maintain, and end conversations well
• predict social consequences of actions or comments
• code switch to match communication style to the situation
• resist peer pressure
• support others
• handle conflicts and disagreements while maintaining friendships

The activities are organized into five units—Basic Communication Skills, Conversation Skills, Emotions and Self-Esteem, Peer Relationships, and Working With Others.

Each unit includes:
• goals & objectives
• indications a student needs training in the target skill
• student handout to introduce the target skill
• activity guidelines
• vocabulary required for comprehension and expression of the target skills
• student activity sheets (12 to 22 in each unit) for practice of the target skills, discussion, role-playing, and critiques

Extra helps include:
• Assessment checklists for teachers, parents, and students
• Conversation evaluation forms
• Phone conversation evaluation form