Real Talk: Conversational Skills for Early Elementary Ages

Miss Suzanne (M.A., CCC-SLP)
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(103)
Learn and practice conversational and social skills to develop more effective communication, make and keep friends, and support academic and socio-emotional growth.

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.
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.
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.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(103)
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... 
Group Class


1x per week
25 min

Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(6)
Completed by 75 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 6-8
2-18 learners per class

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