Functional Routines for Adolescents & Adults: Community
Product Code : MPS8-31093
Ages: 12-22Grades: 7-Adult
Use pictured routines and flexible, narrative-based language lessons to increase conversational interactions. Help teens and adults with developmental disabilities, autism, and/or English Language Learners transition to independent living.
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 community routines such as banking, eating at a restaurant, medical services, and public transportation. 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 let you easily adapt the lesson to your client's needs:
- Beginnertwo or three simple sentences per routine
- Intermediatethree or four sentences per routine, more complex grammar, and sequence words like first and next
- Advancedfour or five sentences per routine, more complex grammar, sequence words, and mental states such as thoughts, feelings, desires, and perceptions
Every lesson uses a sequence of:
- activate prior knowledge
- listen to the story (routine)
- story (routine) comprehension questions
- retell the story (routine) with and without pictures
- extension task
55 pages 8.5 x 11, spiral 2008