Conversation Programs

Conversation Club

CC AwardThe Conversation Club was written and evaluated by Ivymount staff. Conversation Club provides a comprehensive curriculum for teaching both the “how” and the “why” of conversation. Children will join the conversation club and throughout their 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.

 

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: Parents will be invited to six, 1 hour, trainings on Saturday mornings
Tuition: $1650
Time: TBD, one hour sessions on Saturday mornings to be scheduled between 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Dates: Fall 2018 Session: September 15th – December 8th
                Spring 2019 Session: 
February 23rd-June 1st (No sessions on April 13th or 20th, and May 25th

Apply


 

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.
Prerequisites: none
Program Length:12 weeks
Parent Groups: Parents will be invited to six, 1 hour, trainings on Saturday mornings
Tuition:
 $1650
Time: ​TBD, one hour sessions on Saturday mornings to be scheduled between 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Dates: Fall 2018 Session: September 15th – December 8th
            Spring 2019 Session: 
February 23rd-June 1st (No sessions on April 13th or 20th, and May 25th)


Apply
Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2018 West Corporation. All rights reserved.