Monday, June 20, 2011

Let's Choose: A Social Skills Game Giveaway!


Many times, a child with special needs has more than just one special need.
And many times, one of those needs includes a decreased proficiency in social skills.
My daughter is a perfect example, and she is working so hard at fixing it.
But there are times that we run out of ideas of exactly how to teach these ever important skills.

Enter "Lets Choose": a flexible behavior management and social skills game.
The interactive card game that:
*helps kids internalize their choices and the consequences associated with those choices,
*is designed by two teachers certified in speech-language, special and general education,
*is aimed at 3-8 year olds as well as older kids with special needs.

Developed by two fantastic women, one who hold a Master's Degree in Special Education and the other holds a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology, they have a combined total of 32 years experience working with children in a variety of settings from general education to special education, public schools to private schools, and from preschool to high school.



"Let's Choose™ teaches thelanguage of social interaction by providing tools to
help children practiceproblem solving in simulated, and eventually real, social
situations. Childrenwith autism, learning disabilities, attention deficit, and
other learningissues, can learn to be more flexible in social interactions. In
addition, Let'sChoose™ gives them the vocabulary for more successful social
interaction."

Examples of improving social skills include:
*Getting someones attention by saying their name
*Asking and answering questions
*Tone and volume of voice
*Eye contact

ABOUT THE GAME
When I opened the game for the first time, I found 20 green choice cards and 20 purple consequences cards.

Honestly, I found the cards to be amusing and creative!
Each card is simple and is not filled with busy pictures that would lose a child's attention.
The stick-figured people on each card were portrayed with the appropriate
facial expressions, and the use of props on each card helped tell the story
about the card with little explanation necessary.
Even better, the game is able to be modified to my 3 year old's abilities as well as my 7 year old's abilities.
Translation: I was able to tell my 3 year old son a story about
the card in language simple enough for him to understand and remember, while my
7 year old was able to look at the card and build on the story of each card as I
asked wh-form questions (who. what, when, where, why).
The three of us were
also able to play a "matching" game with the cards, matching the choice card to
the consequence and vise versa.


The game provides specific vocabulary for kids to use in various social
situations. It addresses the structure of asking questions and answering in
grammatically correct ways. The game also helps children learn that there is
often more than one outcome to a social situation, teaching flexibility."

Another thing that I liked the most about this game is that I could reference the game when I was at the store with my children...and they remembered!
When I reminded them about their "green choices" and their "purple consequences", they looked at me as if they completely understood.
We talked about behaviors at home versus behaviors in the store and how their actions in the store may not be the best choices.


I loved it. It worked!

Without children realizing it, the Let's Choose home game becomes a great home speech therapy product!
You are able to teach your child many domains of speech such as pragmatics, vocabulary, language, and syntax.
And when you are separate the green/purple cards into categories such as responsibilities, manners and behaviors you can narrow your teaching field to specific areas of concern for you or your child.

And just so you know, the Let's Choose game has been awarded the 2011 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval (TNPC)!
Hmmm. I could've told you that!

So who is interested in this awesome game?

Here's what you need to do to enter this great giveaway:
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1.) Go to the Let's Choose Facebook page, "LIKE" them, and let them know that you read about them here! It's a great game, so why wouldn't you like them!!

2.) Become a fan of my Facebook page and leave a comment. If you are already a fan, leave a comment to count as your entry.

3.) Become a follower of my Twitter page and "retweet" my promotion of this blog giveaway. You have to do both for this entry. If you are already a follower on Twitter, just retweet my tweet about this giveaway to count as your entry.

4.) Leave a comment on this blog post with a valid email address. Sorry, but no anonymous comments will be counted as entries.

You may enter all 4 ways.
Contest begins on Monday, June 20th and ends on Tuesday, June 21st at 12:00 noon (CST).

Winner will be chosen by at random and will be contacted by e-mail and on my Facebook page.
Please leave valid email addresses.
If there is no response in 48 hours, another winner will be drawn.
Sorry, but there will be no P.O. Box winners.

This giveaway is for US Residents only.

GOOD LUCK!



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15 comments:

  1. I LOVE this game. We are about to exit our early intervention program and this is a great game to have at home for us to play as we begin to transition into our school's EC program. Thanks for sharing it!

    Mandy.Cooley@gmail.com

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  2. What a great sounding game! I love that the whole family can benefit. (We still struggle with siblings not understanding our son's different view on life, through apraxia.

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  3. fan of my Facebook page
    sadiebeery at hotmail dot com

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  4. follower of you Twitter page
    @ohiocatfish
    sadiebeery at hotmail dot com

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  5. this is a great giveaway
    sadiebeery at hotmail dot com

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  6. Another great giveaway!

    thunter1st@gmail.com

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  7. Just became a fan & follower on FB & Twitter (pennjan) - this game looks so awesome! Can't wait to play it with my daughter, whether we win or not. :)
    pennjan2008@gmail.com

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  8. Hello, this looks like it would be a great game for my two boys who are 3 and 7 and both struggle with social skills in their own ways. FB fan, also Liked the "lets choose" page. Thanks for offering this. morgaine108 at yahoo dot com.

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  9. Great give a way! I liked them on FB.

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  10. I liked you on FB already.

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  11. And email. crazy4FruitsBasket (at) gmail (dot) com

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  12. I don't need to win but I just posted to my 217 followers on Facebook. Great review!

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  13. Looks like another great giveaway and that can benefit all our kids. c_fedor at hotmail dot com

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  14. Thanks for describe. Nice article. I make social game by some self for my boys too. You can free download its from my blog
    http://ivan-sidorov.blogspot.com/

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