“Making Conversation” is part of Susan Traugh’s “Daily Living Skills” series offering transitional skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. Written on a high third/low fourth grade level with airy-pages and bullet-point information for easy independent study, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated, Indicator 13 skills needed for adult independence.
Workbooks are meant to be self-paced and adaptable with student interests and goals driving most units. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-three page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real world activities are provided whenever possible.
Lessons in Daily Living Skills—Making Conversation include: What is Conversation? Keys to Conversation, How to Ask a Question, Interests—Or, What to Talk About, Is it Appropriate? Tone of Voice, Personal Space, Eye Contact, Body Language, Joining In, When People Say “No”, Levels of Conversational Intimacy, The Magic Words, Receiving a Compliment, Explaining my Disability, Formal Greeting, Ending a Conversation. Also included are Parent Verification Letters, answer key and grading sheet.
A preview of this book is provided here, or sample the series with our free book—Doing Laundry.
Titles in the Daily Living Skills transition series include:
Who Am I?—College and Career, Cleaning House, Doing Laundry, Dress for Success, Kitchen Basics, Nutrition, Grocery Shopping, Making Meals, Paying Bills, Staying Healthy, Time Management, Transportation, Everyday Manners, Fair Fighting and Stress Management and Making Conversation