Functional Conversation Games is the first-ever product to 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.
Ages: 9-Adult Grades: 4-Adult
Functional Conversation Games consists of:
A 40-page manual with directions, reproducible game boards and materials, and dozens of conversation prompts and supports.
Three card decks, 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 including Asperger's
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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