Help your preschool child develop age-appropriate social language skills. This systematic program of goal-directed activities teaches children to establish friendships, interpret nonverbal messages, and have successful interpersonal interactions.
Preschool Social Language Therapy has functional, goal-directed activities for 10 key areas of social language development.
- Social Referencing – eye referencing and joint attention
- Reciprocity – turn-taking in play and in communication
- Responding – following directions, reciprocating greetings, answering questions, and responding to comments
- Initiation – gaining attention of the listener, reciprocating greetings, answering questions, and responding to comments
- Topicalization – topic maintenance, initiating a topic, and shifting topics
- Communicative Functions/Speech Acts – protesting, requesting, answering and asking questions, and making statements/comments
- Nonverbal Signaling – eye, voice, body, and space messages
- Cohesion – presupposition, eliminating redundancy, and communicative reference
- Comprehension Monitoring and Conversational Repair – inaccuracies in discourse, communication breakdowns, and conversational repair
- Discourse Modalities – descriptive, narrative, persuasive, and humorous discourse
Preschool Social Language Therapy
- 174 pages, 8 ½" x 11"
- Hierarchy of instructional objectives with corresponding activities
- Detailed explanations of the skills
- Hallmarks and red flags in social language development
- List of prerequisite skills
- Teaching and troubleshooting tips