Life Skills

Real Talk: Am I In The Zone? Level 2 for Kids

This three-session class works on conversation skills that keep in us "in the zone" with social/pragmatic skills!
83 total reviews for this teacher
14 reviews for this class
Completed by 73 learners
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30 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 3 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will improve their communication skills by learning to be "in the zone" with their conversations. They'll learn the difference between thinking and saying, using clues to determine if their conversational partner is acting positively or negatively to their communication, and how to ask questions as a start to true turn-taking. And, of course, there will be conversational practice in EVERY class!
I am a speech-language pathologist with an M.A. in Education (Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology) and a B.A. in Linguistics, with an emphasis in Sociolinguistics (in other words, how people use language socially, in interactions, and in popular culture). I have worked with students from one end of the autistic spectrum to the other, as well as non-ASD students who have pragmatic language issues and social language difficulties. I have been in practice as an SLP since 2003, and have owned my own private practice since 2006. I have hundreds of continuing education hours in topics related to speech-language pathology, social language, reading, dyslexia, language disorders, stuttering, traumatic brain injury, psychology, executive functioning, autism, articulation, vocal hygiene, and phonology, among others areas.
No homework.
No supplies are needed.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
All content is appropriate for elementary and middle school learners. 
Material pulled from 30+ years of experience in the fields of linguistics, education, and special education. Class inspired by the work of Timothy Kowalski, M.A., CCC, an award-winning social communication specialist and author of multiple books.


Suzanne Clegern-Siler, M.A.Educator/Linguist/Performer ... "Individualize and accommodate / Never settle, make it great!"
83 total reviews
73 completed classes

About Me

Greetings! I'm a speech-language pathologist, homeschool/public/private school mom, and Outschool parent who was moved to share her love of learning. I'm also a parent of children who qualify for supports and services via Section 504... 
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