Conversation Starters: School


Get ready to work on conversation skills with the School Conversation Starters pack. You’ll be amazed as you watch this simple tool develop conversation skills with your special students. Kids learn to complete sentences, ask and answer questions, respond appropriately while learning to stay on topic. Topics are separated by a visual prompt (yellow card) that helps with changing topics. Each card has a question on the front and the beginning of an answer on the back. Cards are 3″ x 3.5″ and come on a handy ring.

The conversation starters series uses two stages for teaching language. The first stage teaches kids to spontaneously answer questions. The second stage prompts kids to initiate and sustain conversations. This best selling series has a reputation as a “Speech Teacher’s Dream.” Convenient sets are held together by a ring making them portable and available for use throughout the day. These sets are successful because kids practice conversation in simple steps. They learn the flow of information continues about the same topic. These are not learned social scripts. They teach spontaneous conversation as the child fills in the blanks.