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Solution Name:​​ Improving Pragmatic Language​​ 

SKU:​​ PSLSAOTST

Solution Plan

Pragmatic language refers to the social language skills that we use in our daily interactions with others. This includes what we say, how we say it, our non-verbal communication (eye contact, facial expressions, body language etc.) and how appropriate our interactions are in each situation.

 

Following rules for conversations and storytelling

  • Taking turns when speaking

  • Letting others know the topic when beginning to speak

  • Staying on topic.

  • Trying another way of saying what is meant when bot being understood

  • Using gestures and body language, like pointing or shrugging.

  • Knowing how close to stand to someone when talking.

  • Using facial expressions and eye contact.

Developing Pragmatic Language Skills

  • Share ideas and experiences.

  • Develop new insights.

  • Dispel misunderstandings.

  • Build relationships.

  • Answer and ask questions.

  • Wait for their turn in a conversation.

  • Use body language that shows interest in a speaker's message.

  • Use appropriate volume and intonation for different situations.

Strategies and Activities for Teaching Social Communication

  • shared​​ attention.

  • proximity.

  • eye-gaze.

  • facial expression.

  • body language.

  • prosody (volume, speed, tone of voice)

  • turn-taking.

 

 

 

Required Materials: ​​ N/A

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