Grade 4 | SPEECH & LANGUAGE

Functional Conversation Games

Larry Irwin Kleiman
  • Ages 9 - Adult
  • Grades 4 - Adult
  • Product Code 37518 ( MR #066142 )

Price $47.00

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Create a natural conversational flow—one of the most challenging tasks in therapy!

The games replicate natural conversational interactions. Clients have choices and freedom in selecting topics, creating responses, determining the order of turns, and the amount of time for each topic. The skills necessary for successful conversation—vocabulary, grammar, critical thinking and reasoning with social awareness, listener perspective, and nonverbal language are integrated into the games.
 
Functional Conversation Games consists of:
  1. A 40-page manual with directions, reproducible game boards and materials, and dozens of conversation prompts and supports.
  2. Three card decks are used to teach 25 conversational strategies. Clients learn to express functional topics, ask questions, and give appropriate, specific comments.
 
Deck 1 Conversation Topics
200 topics in the themes of Friends & Family, Everyday Happenings, Special Occasions, and Fun & Make-Believe
 
Deck 2 Communication Intents
50 natural ways to introduce a topic and take-turns in conversation such as:
  • using scripted words and starter phrases
  • asking questions to clarify and seek information
  • retelling information
  • making comments
  • offering an explanation
  • expressing an opinion
 
Deck 3 Places & Events
Each card lists an Everyday Place, an Everyday Event, and a Fun or Make-Believe Place or Event
 
Four games are provided in the manual, but the cards are designed to be used in any way that complements your therapy needs and you'll find many ways to incorporate the heavy-weight content into social language therapy. The materials are useful for persons with:
  • expressive language and/or pragmatic (social) deficits
  • high-functioning autism
  • emotional impairments, mental illness, or behavior problems requiring improved social skills
  • mild developmental delays
  • neurological impairment resulting from stroke, brain injury, early dementia, or chemical dependency
  • auditory processing disorders

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