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Functional Routines for Adolescents and Adults

Functional Routines for Adolescents and Adults

The language lessons teach clients 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.

 

Each book has 25 age-appropriate lessons.  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 allow you to easily adapt the lesson to your client's needs:  

 

  • Beginner—two or three simple sentences per routine
  • Intermediate—three or four sentences per routine, more complex grammar, and sequence words like first and next
  • Advanced—four or five sentences per routine, more complex grammar, sequence words, and mental states such as thoughts, feelings, desires, and perceptions

 

Every lesson progresses in this sequence:

 

  • activate prior knowledge
  • listen to the story (routine)
  • story (routine) comprehension questions
  • retell the story (routine) with and without pictures
  • extension task

 

Each book targets a specific area of daily living.  The books may be purchased as a 4-book set or individually.  The 4-book set consists of:

 

Functional Routines for Adolescents & Adults Community
Understand and talk about routines at the bank, clothing store, coffee shop, pet store, video rental, and more       

 

Functional Routines for Adolescents & Adults Home
Understand and talk about routines such as cleaning the house, grooming, preparing meals, washing dishes, and more

 

Functional Routines for Adolescents & Adults Leisure & Recreation
Understand and talk about sports, movie theatres, board games, music, and more

 

Functional Routines for Adolescents & Adults Work
Understand and talk about job interviews, getting ready for work, various work settings, and more

 

 

 

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