Conversation Programs

Conversation Club

CC Award

Our award winning Conversation Club curriculum was
written and evaluated by Ivymount staff. Conversation Club
provides a comprehensive curriculum for teaching both the
“how” and the “why” of conversation. During the program,
children will join the “conversation club” and throughout
heir time together they will meet a cast of kid friendly club members. During club meetings the activities target conversation initiation, topic selection, topic maintenance, perspective taking, social motivation and body awareness, active listening behaviors, gaining attention behaviors and conversation repair. Parent resources will be provided to facilitate a home connection.

Student profileElementary aged students aged 6-11 with High Functioning Autism and other social cognition challenges. Because meaningful conversation is the goal, it is critical that participants are able to produce sentences of 4-5 words without support; are able to attend to a speaker (peer or adult) for at least 15 seconds; and are able to receptively and expressively answer simple WH questions (e.g., “morning” or “night” when asked a when question). 

Prerequisites: none

Program Length:
 12 weeks

Parent Groups: No parent group. Parent resources will be provided to facilitate a home connection.


‚ÄčOne hour sessions on Saturday mornings 

 Spring 2019 Session: February 23rd-June 1st (No sessions on April 13th or 20th, and May 25th)


Conversation Street

This fun curriculum uses the metaphor of driving a car to build conversations with students.  Students will learn the lesson and then share a light snack and practice those skills with a friend. 

Student profile: Upper Elementary to middle school aged students who are highly verbal children (no expressive or receptive language challenges) without cognitive differences.


Program Length:
12 weeks

Parent Groups: 
No parent group. Parent resources will be provided to facilitate a home connection.


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