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Conversations Framework

A social communication intervention program for middle and high school students
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Conversations Framework is effective for students who vary widely in verbal skills—from those fluent in conversational speech to AAC users. It consists of two key instructional elements, Conversation Moves and Foundation Skills, plus a progress monitoring system. The six Conversation Moves, shown at right, are taught sequentially with the instructor functioning as a model, moderator, and coach. Lessons also focus on specific Foundation Skills like turn taking and mutual focus. Students learn by interacting with their peers in guided conversations during organized classroom sessions. Rubrics and assessments help you monitor student performance. Students progress when they reach emergent or mastery levels.

By Barbara Hoskins, PhD, CCC-SLP, and Kristine Noel, MS, CCC-SLP. Covered spiralbound book, 287 pp, includes PDF with all forms and rubrics on Win/Mac CD with a Classroom License for printouts, 2011.

Coversation Moves:

  • Staring a conversation
  • Maintaining a topic
  • Changing a topic
  • Requesting clarification
  • Responding to requests for clarification

Sample Foundation Skills:

  • Perspective taking
  • Vocabulary
  • Turn taking
  • Attention and memory
  • Concept development
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Mutual focus
  • Style change

ISBN: 1-57861-736-7

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