Functional Life Skills Activities For Older Speech Students

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Looking for fun and functional ways to work with your life skills students?  Here is a recap from my webinar!

In need of resources to work on functional life skills with your older students? This blog post has a round-up of a ton activities and resources for speech!

Did you catch the FUNctional Autism Awareness webinar series?!  Don't know what I am talking about?! Click HERE to sign up and view replays for the month of April!

In my presentation, I mentioned some TpT products, apps, and resources I think you should check out.  I compiled a list here so you can easily find what you want to learn more about!

Sample goals:

  • Student will exhibit the pragmatic skills of active listening, commenting, asking questions, and appropriately entering and exiting conversations.
  • Given modeling and scripts, student will use language to express frustration, problems, and disagreements.
  • Student will infer the feelings and ideas of others during role-play activities
  • Student will demonstrate the ability to plan and follow through with social pragmatic language tasks.

Themes Mentioned:

Restaurant, library, post office, grocery store, movies, ice cream shop, mall, and more!

Language skills that can be addressed:

Categorization, association, describing, exclusion, absurdities, answering questions, sequencing, sentence structure, syntax, following directions, listening comprehension, inferencing, problem solving, and more!

Social skills that can be addressed:

Turn taking, topic maintenance, topic initiation, conversational turn taking, manners, communication breakdown/repair, perspective taking, understanding emotion/body language, and so much more!

Use What you have:

Tissue box, brown paper bags, Popsicle sticks, index cards, take out menus, file folders, grocery store circulars, internet, you tube, and more!

In need of resources to work on functional life skills with your older students? This blog post has a round-up of a ton activities and resources for speech! In need of resources to work on functional life skills with your older students? This blog post has a round-up of a ton activities and resources for speech! In need of resources to work on functional life skills with your older students? This blog post has a round-up of a ton activities and resources for speech! In need of resources to work on functional life skills with your older students? This blog post has a round-up of a ton activities and resources for speech! In need of resources to work on functional life skills with your older students? This blog post has a round-up of a ton activities and resources for speech! In need of resources to work on functional life skills with your older students? This blog post has a round-up of a ton activities and resources for speech!

Apps mentioned:

Social Quest

Social Skills with Billy

Sequencing Post Office

You Tube Videos:

Be Like Buddy

Talking Pictures

My blog post using commercials to work on inferencing – Click HERE!

Pen Pal Letter Writing Website:

ePals

TpT Product mentions:

No Prep Social Skills for Older Students

No Prep Social Skills for Entire Year

Going To A Grocery Store Language and Pragmatic Skill Pack

Going To A Post Office Language and Pragmatic Skill Pack

Going to a Library Language and Pragmatic Skill Pack

Going to a Restaurant Language and Pragmatic Skill Pack

Freebie Mentioned?!

which one does not belong functional scenes

Want the freebie mentioned in my webinar?!  This freebie is great for working on vocabulary of the community scenes.  You can also work on exclusion, answering WH questions, expanded sentences, prepositions, and so much more!  Did I mention it is no prep and free?!  Click the button below to grab it!  (If the button does not work, try using a Chrome browser!).