Many students have difficulty with conversation. Students with autism have difficulty with the social interactions and sustaining joint attention in conversations and play. Due to this difficulty with social interactions and joint attention, students language development and their ability to form and maintain peer relationships is limited. Talk prompters: conversation task cards can be used to help students use language for social interactions. These cards are designed to help students with autism initiate and maintain conversation. These cards can also be used for students who have executive functioning and processing of information difficulty. These talk prompters conversation cards can help build skills in social interactions and joint attention in different situations that occur in the classroom, at school, and in the home. These talk prompters address questions and choices that will help the students develop their skills in making and sustaining conversation. The discussion strips are for students who need more difficult questions to initiate or sustain conversation. In addition, there is a worksheet on getting to know a student and one on the 6 steps to having a good conversation.
These talk prompters: conversation task cards are perfect for students who may have:
Processing of Information
People who can use this include:
Special Education Teachers
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP’s)
Regular Education Teachers
Laminate the cards, cut them out and use them in a variety of ways You can use these cards in:
Social Skills Learning
These cards can be used with elementary, middle and high school students. Pair them up and let your students practice the art of conversation.
Included in this product are the 64 task cards and 18 enhanced discussion question strips, and 2 worksheets. When using the task cards, the students can answer the questions verbally or have them use a dry erase marker to select an answer. The student may also point to the answer or use their communication device to choice. Use the discussion question strips to stimulate discussion in groups or pairs. The worksheets compliment the cards and discussion strips.
You will use these cards over and over again every year getting your students prepared to have conversations.