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 are taught sequentially with the instructor functioning as a model, moderator and coach.
- Starting a conversation
- Maintaining a topic
- Changing a topic
- Requesting clarification
- Responding to requests for clarification
Lessons also focus on specific Foundation Skills.
- Perspective taking
- Turn taking
- Attention and memory
- Concept development
- Nonverbal communication
- Mutual focus
- Style change
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.
Conversation Frameworks is aligned to state and national standards, including the common core.
By Barbara Hoskins, PhD, CCC-SLP, and Kristine Noel, MS, CCC-SLP. Covered spiralbound book, 287 pages, includes PDF with all forms and rubrics on Win/Mac CD with a Classroom License for printouts, 2011.