Finding appropriate materials to target social language in high school can be very challenging! I created these cards to use for my speech therapy sessions to target conversation, perspective taking, social thinking, and problem solving skills. I have found them very useful with my students.
This pack contains 46 cards:
-18 “Conversation Brainstorming” cards require students to generate comments/questions for given scenarios
“You are going on the bus to a soccer tournament with some other players. A girl from another team sits next to you on the bus. What are three things you could say to her to have a conversation?”
-9 “On Topic” cards for general conversation practice
“Choose a conversation partner and have a conversation about your plans after high school.”
-9 “Explain Why” cards for social thinking and social concepts (e.g., “persuade”, “expected behavior”)
“Why is it important to talk to people about things they are interested in?”
-10 “Social Scenario Cards” that present a scenario and require students to describe thoughts, feelings, and solutions.
Josh and Tyler study for history together. Josh is a good student and pays attention in class. Tyler has more difficulty understanding the material. He has not been doing well in class. Josh notices that Tyler has stopped coming up with any of his own ideas when they study. Instead, he copies Josh’s answers on his homework. During a recent test, Josh sees Tyler look over at his paper several times. When they get their tests back, there is a note from the teacher on both their papers that says “see me after class”.
How does Josh feel?
How does Tyler feel?
How does the teacher feel?
What should Josh do?
What should Tyler do?