Ages: 12-22Grades: 7-Adult
Use a narrative therapy approach and familiar routines to teach speech and language skills to teens and adults with developmental disabilities, autism, and/or English as a second language.
These language intervention lessons teach clients how to generate narratives while focusing on listening, expression, vocabulary, grammar, and conversation skills. The materials use a strategy similar to the Teaching Tales model used with clients with autism (Blank, McKirdy, & Payne, 1997). This approach lets you target a variety of speech and language skills based on client need.
The book has 25 age-appropriate lessons about functional routines in the home including grooming, preparing meals, and cleaning. Each lesson consists of a four-part picture sequence (i.e., a routine) and a corresponding page of language stimuli. Three levels of language stimuli allow you to easily adapt the lesson to your client's needs:
Every lesson uses a sequence of:
55 pages • 8.5 x 11, spiral • ©2008