Conversation Club

Welcome to Conversation Club! 

CC AwardThis curriculum offers an innovative, data-based method of teaching both the "how and "why " of conversation to students with high-functioning autism and other social cognition challenges. We invite students to become club members, teach them the constellation of skills required for successful conversation, and include a cast of kid-friendly characters designed to facilitate thinking about the social significance underlying each skill.  For each of the eight units, we include an engaging story book that introduces students to the target skill being taught. 

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Over the course of the program, students will learn:
  • What conversation is, and why it's important
  • How to select a mutually agreeable conversation topic
  • FreddieHow to use our eyes and ears to think about our conversation partner
  • How to repair simple conversation breakdowns
  • Tricks for remembering what our conversation partner says
  • How to expand the depth and breadth of conversation
  • How to build all of these skills together when talking to our conversation partners

Lisa and Louie
A 12 week long instructional group is offered for students through Ivymount Outreach. Click here to learn more.

What experts are saying about the Conversation Club:

maria"The Conversation Club is an empirically-based social curriculum that will help children with ASD better understand how to interact with others. The curriculum is easy-to-use, motivating, realistic, and fosters successful social interactions and generalization of those skills. It is an excellent curriculum that is essential for our learners on the spectrum!"

Brenda Smith Myles, PhD, The Ziggurat Group, Author of "The Hidden Curriculum: Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations".

"The Conversation Club is a compact, focused, and simple method of teaching kids how to have two way conversations..."

John Elder Robinson, Author of "Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's"

"How wonderful to have an assessment, curriculum, and progress monitoring guide in one resource that therapists and teachers can use to support the development of meaningful conversation skills. Using a  cognitive behavioral model, the Conversation Club helps children understand both "what to do" and "why." This is on my shortlist of recommended resources."

​Kathleen A. Quill, EdD, BCBA-D, Author of "Teaching Children with Autism: Strategies to Enhance Communication and Socialization"

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