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Conversation Sofa

Posted on | November 22, 2011 | No Comments

Here’s my new technique that I’ll be using today.

I’m working with a child (Year 7) who needs some work on conversational skills. She needs to think about conversational openers, questions she can ask, phatics (‘uh-huh’, ‘yeah’, nods) and eye contact.

Between us we’ve devised a new technique called ‘Conversation Sofa’. In the library where we work there happens to be a squishy, comfy leather sofa. We choose a topic out of 3 (today’s are ‘Children in Need’, ‘Shopping’ and ‘Grandma’) and then go deliberatley to our sofa and practise our skills. We use the wonderful ‘Snivel and Shriek’ workbook ‘Feeling Fabulous’ (‘Getting the message’page ) to record our success. I’ll let you know how it goes today…..

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