A social skills game for beginning conversation skills
This simple social skills game uses cards with conversation hearts to teach beginning conversation skills.
The game can be played differently based on the social skills of your students. Level 1 involves simply repeating and practicing common conversational statements and questions. Level 2 involves responding to a teacher reading the conversation heart. Level 3 involves a student and a peer interacting based on the conversation heart. This game is great to play on Valentine's Day or year round. If you want to give a prize to the winners, I suggest candy conversation hearts.
ABLLS-R Goals addressed:
E18 Will repeat a short message to another person
L10 Will return greetings from others
L12 Will respond appropriately to the attempts of peers to engage the student in an interaction
L17 Will make appropriate eye contact when interacting with others
L21 Will appropriately initiate greeting to others
L32 Will converse with adults and peers for up to three exchanges
Keywords: Valentine's Day, conversation hearts, social skills game, ABLLS-R, autism, language delay, language development, special education, conversation, The Deane's List