Welcome to Humorous Hump Day, post #2.
Mwahahahaha!!! Aren’t we great at getting kids to talk?…well, most kids!
I’m going to keep this SHORT and SWEET.
I thought I would share how I get kids talking in Social Skills groups and with my kids who stutter and have articulation errors. I often run out of ideas when my artic kiddos and students who stutter begin using their targets in conversation. So…here goes!
#1 – Conversation Starters
Perfect to get the ball rolling!
There is also a Self-evaluation sheet for your pragmatic students whom are able (or are learning) to self-monitor.
#2 – The Ungame
Another special education teacher had this and used it during our social skills group that we co-facilitated together. They have a teen, family, and kids version. We used the teen game in our Middle School group. What a great resource! It helped me to…
1) Get to know the children on a different level.
2) Create new ideas for social groups after things that come up in the discussion.
3) Discover a social skills lesson appropriate for the Middle School level.
What activities do you do to get your students talking?