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Real Talk: Conversational Skills for Early Elementary Ages

Learn and practice conversational and social skills to develop more effective communication, make and keep friends, and support academic and socio-emotional growth.
Miss Suzanne (M.A., CCC-SLP)
88 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 10 learners
25 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Class Experience

Learners will skills to help them become more confident and capable communicators with both peers and adults. They will learn new skills, see how these skills are applied, practice these skills, and review these skills.
Suzanne holds an M.A. in Education - Speech-Language Pathology, and a B.A. in Linguistics (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Campuswide Honors Program, Linguistics Honors Program), with an emphasis in Sociolinguistics and a secondary emphasis in Historical Linguistics. She is a speech-language pathologist, an educator, and a parent of three kids with various special learning and health needs. She is also a twice-exceptional/NAT individual. In high school, she was on drill/dance team and in theatre, belonged to a slew of clubs, played in two string ensembles, was an award-winning creative writer, and was a National Merit Commended Scholar.

She has experience (as a professional, a parent, or a volunteer) across the full spectrum of education, including public school, private school (secular, Christian, International Baccalaureate), homeschool, homeschool co-op, online school, de-schooling, mainstream education, special education, special day class, Deaf/HOH schools, and day care. She is familiar with a variety of curricula and has also developed her own curricula. She has approximately 20 years of experience as speech-language pathologist, and has been volunteering in schools since she was a fifth grader (more years ago than she'll admit). She has dedicated her life to lifting children up and supporting their educational and socio-emotional needs. 

In her spare time - when she has any - she is a performer (dance production, modeling, on-screen acting), manages her daughter's acting career, reads voraciously, plays multiple instruments, goes to the gym, tends to her garden, slays at real estate investing, and takes walks with her dog (who sometimes shows up on camera in class) and her husband.
No homework.
There are no materials needed for the class, although at times we might use a writing or drawing implement and paper or a white board. The teacher will give prior notice in the classroom if these items are needed.
There is no assessment. Like the "Real Talk: Advanced Conversational Skills for Kids" class, the proof is in the pudding... learners reaping the benefits in real life. That's what really matters!
25 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
All content presented will be developmentally-appropriate for the age group. If individual learners bring up topics that may be sensitive (e.g. divorce, death, Covid-19, vaccines, etc.), the teacher will provide guidance and segue away from the topic. 
Teacher may pull from social story books, social communication books, etc.


Miss Suzanne (M.A., CCC-SLP)Educator/Linguist/Performer ... "Individualize and accommodate / Never settle, make it great!"
88 total reviews
85 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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