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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Re-Post: Beyond Requesting, Scripts to Teach Conversation

Beyond requesting: Using Scripts to Teach Conversation An excerpt from's fantastic February 9, 2013 post:

This month’s communication and language strategy goes beyond requesting into conversation. Beginning (and more advanced) communicators can be introduced to conversations through scripts.  Scripts for teaching the art of conversation can help  give the language to initiate, maintain, extend, and terminate social and conversational exchanges. Scripts can be used to talk about special interests, to participate in activities, and much more. When we teach scripts in a  way  a learner ‘learns’, the script shows the guidelines, boundaries, and organization of conversations.  The communication and language goal is conversation. The strategy to teach conversation is scripts...

Read the full article, HERE.

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