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"The mission of Sonnenberg LLC is to provide the highest quality of care and education to serve the needs of children and young adults with or without disabilities. Our role is to encourage and support each child in all areas of development with appropriate material and activities in the domains of social/emotional, cognitive, communication, behavior and motor skill development. With the involvement of our staff, families and community members, our children will develop the skills and self-image they need for a successful future."

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What's Included

  • Conversation

  • Conversation- Question / Response

  • What's your name?

  • How old are you?

  • How are you today?

  • Who's your brother?

  • What's your last name?

  • What's your address?

  • When is your birthday?

  • What's your mom's name?

  • Where do you live?

  • What color are your eyes?

  • What's your dad's name?

  • What state do you live in?

  • What's your dog/cat/pet's name?

  • What's your phone number?

  • What color is your hair?

  • Are you a boy or a girl?

  • Where do you go to school?

  • What's your teacher's name?

  • What's your favorite movie?

  • Who am I?

  • Who are your friends?

  • Statement-Response

  • Line staff sneezes - Child says, "Bless You."

  • Line staff hurts themselves - Child says, "Are you Okay?"

  • Line staff says "Name" - Child says, "what?"

  • Line staff gives something to Child and Child says "Thanks" or Thank You."

  • Line staff gives something to Child and Child says “Please”

  • Line staff says, "Here you go." Child says, "Thank you."

  • Line staff says, "Oh my gosh/goodness" etc and Child says, "What is it?"

  • Line staff says, "I like your (--)." and Child says, "thank you."

  • Line staff says, “Have a good day.” And Child says, “You, too!”

  • Statement Statement

  • LS says, "I like (food)". Child says, "I like (food)".

  • My favorite (toy) is (the DS).

  • This (block) is (blue).

  • I don't like (dogs).

  • When I go to the (park) I like to go on the (swings).

  • When I go to (McDonalds) I like to eat a (hamburger).

  • My friend's name is (Amy).

  • It's cool when (Amy) comes over and plays the (pirate game) with me.

  • My pet's name is (Scruffy).

  • I like to watch the movie (Aladdin).

  • I love (summer).

  • When I got to school, I learn how to (sing) with (peer).

  • I love (family member) when he sings (song).

  • I love to go outside and play (on the swings).

  • I am holding an (item) that is (color).

  • That game (sorry) is fun to play.

  • I like to build a (house) out of (Lego's-materials).

  • I like to read (book).

  • I don't like (broccoli).

  • Statement/Statement/Question

  • I like (food) and (drink), what do you like to eat and drink?

  • My favorite (toys) are ____ and ____, what are your favorite toys?

  • I don't like ____ and ____, what don't you like?

  • When I go to the (park) I like to go on the (swings), what do you like to do at the (park)?

  • When I go to (McDonalds) I like to eat a (hamburger), what do you like to eat at (McDonald's)?

  • It's cool when (Amy) comes over and plays the (pirate game) with me, who do you like to play with?

  • I like to watch (video) with (person), what video's do you like to watch?

  • When I got to school I learn how to (____) with (peer), what do you learn at school?

  • I love (family member) when he sings (song), what do you like to sing?

  • I am holding an (item) that is (color), what are you holding?

  • I like to build a (bridge/item) out of (blocks-materials), what do you like to build?

  • I like to read (book) when I am (emotion), what books do you like to read?

  • I like the/to (sense/smell) of (item), what (item) do you like to smell?

  • I don't like the/to (senses) of (item), what don't you like to (sense/smell)?

  • I am (emotion) when I (action), what makes you (emotion)?

  • (_____) and (_____) are my favorite animals, what are your favorite animals?

  • I like to ride on my (scooter) when it's nice outside, what do you like to ride on when it's nice outside?

  • Random

  • Question/Statement/Question

  • Tutor says, "How are you?" Child responds, "Good/Fine-How are you?"

  • Tutor says, "Whats up?" child says, "Not much, what's up with you?"

  • Tutor asks, "How old are you?" child responds with, "6, how old are you?"

  • Tutor says, "Whats your name?" child responds with, "child, What's your name?" (use people in books he does not know)

  • Tutor says, “What’s your favorite food?” Child says “(food) what’s yours?”

  • Tutor says, "What is your favorite color?" child says,"Blue, What is your favorite color?"

  • Tutor says, "Are you having a nice day?" child says, "Yes/No are you?"

  • Tutor says, "What are you going to do?" child responds with, "(play a game),What are you going to do?"

  • Tutor says, "What did you do yesterday?" child says, "(went to Portillo's), What did you do yesterday?"

  • Tutor says,"What do you want to do today?" child says, "(play Go Fish), What do you want to do today?"

  • Manners Cards

  • Sort manners cards- good/bad

  • Walk in the hallways sort card: good/bad

  • Don't drink from a bowl: good/bad

  • Help others when they need you: good/bad

  • Hold the door for others: good/bad

  • Don't gossip: good/bad

  • Keep yourself groomed: good/bad

  • Share your things with others: good/bad

  • Clean up your own mess: good/bad

  • Cover your mouth when you sneeze: good/bad

  • Answer the phone by saying "hello": good/bad

  • Be nice to animals: good/bad

  • Sit quietly on the bus: good/bad

  • Be respectful and quiet around sick people: good/bad

  • Don't cheat: good/bad

  • Don't draw on walls: good/bad

  • Don't eat with your fingers: good/bad

  • Chew your food with your mouth closed: good/bad

  • Ask what you can do to help someone who's sad: good/bad

  • Give your seat to the elderly: good/bad

  • Be good and stay seated in a restaurant: good/bad

  • Take your hat off at the table: good/bad

  • Be quiet in the library: good/bad

  • Don't litter: good/bad

  • Don't be jealous: good/bad

  • Don't eat with your elbow on the table: good/bad

  • Say "Please pass the __" at the table: good/bad

  • Don't interrupt when someone's talking: good/bad

  • Don't lean back on your chair: good/bad

  • Keep your room neat: good/bad

  • Don’t be a poor sport: good/bad

  • Don't tease or be a bully: good/bad

  • Smile when someone’s taking your picture: good/bad

  • Don't throw a fit or beg when in a store: good/bad

  • Pay attention to your teacher in class: good/bad

  • Respect others by not playing music loudly: good/bad

  • Take your muddy shoes off before entering the house: good/bad

  • Wash your hands before eating: good/bad

  • Include others who may feel left out: good/bad

  • Verbally identify good/bad manners, and offer alternative

  • Walk in the hallways card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Don't drink from a bowl card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Help others when they need you card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Hold the door for others card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Don't gossip card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Keep yourself groomed card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Share your things with others card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Clean up your own mess card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Cover your mouth when you sneeze card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Answer the phone by saying "hello" card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Be nice to animals card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Sit quietly on the bus card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Be respectful and quiet around sick people card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Don't cheat card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Don't draw on walls card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Don't eat with your fingers card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Chew your food with your mouth closed card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Ask what you can do to help someone who's sad card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Don't feed the dog at the table card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Give your seat to the elderly card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Be good and stay seated in a restaurant card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Take your hat off at the table card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Be quiet in the library card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Don't litter card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Don't be jealous card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Don't eat with your elbow on the table card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Say "Please pass the __" at the table card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Don't interrupt when someone's talking card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Don't lean back on your chair card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Keep your room neat card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Don’t be a poor sport card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Always wear your seat belt, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Don't tease or be a bully card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Smile when someone’s taking your picture card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Don't throw a fit or beg when in a store card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Pay attention to your teacher in class card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Respect others by not playing music loudly card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Take your muddy shoes off before entering the house card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Wash your hands before eating card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Include others who may feel left out card, good/bad? -Verbal response

  • Jokes

  • Knock-Knock Jokes

  • Knock-Knock Joke: Ketchup—Ketchup w/ ya soon!

  • Cargo—Cargo Beep Beep!

  • Cow—No! Cows go Moo!

  • Ach-hoo—God bless you!

  • Hoo—Stop acting like an owl!

  • Tank—You’re welcome

  • Alvin—Alvin a great time, how about you?

  • Chickens—No, Silly, chickens go cockadoodledoo

  • You—Yoohoo I’m over here!

  • Woo hoo—Don’t get so excited, it’s just a joke!

  • Radio—Radio or not here I come!

  • Frank—Frank you for being my friend

  • Q&A Jokes

  • Q: What kind of car does Luke Skywalker drive? A: a Toy-yoda.

  • Q: What is the biggest pencil in the world? A: Pennsylvania.

  • Q: Why did the boy blush when he opened the fridge? A: He saw the salad dressing!

  • Q: Why is six scared of seven? A: Because 7-8-9!

  • Q: Why did the snowman call his dog Frost? A: Because Frost bites.

  • Q: What game do cows play at parties? A: Mooosical Chairs.

  • Q: Why did the chicken cross the playground? A: To get to the other slide.

  • Q: What did the ghost feed the monkey? A: Boo-nanas!

  • Q: What do you give a sick pig? A: Oinkment!

  • Manners

  • Contrived/Naturally Occurring situations for Manners

  • Child says, "Please"

  • Child says, "Thank you"

  • Child says, "You're welcome"

  • Child says, "Let's go play"

  • Child says, "I'll come downstairs with you"

  • Child says, "Can I play _____ instead?"

  • Commenting

  • Reading Comment Cards

  • Read comment card "I found it!"

  • Read comment card "Here it is."

  • Read comment card "What is this called?"

  • Read comment card "Don't touch that please."

  • Read comment card "I am going to play with ______."

  • Read comment card "I will be right back."

  • Read comment card "Just a minute please."

  • Read comment card "I am way ahead of you."

  • Read comment card "I am behind you."

  • Read comment card "Let's switch."

  • Read comment card "I am winning."

  • Read comment card "Not cool!"

  • Read comment card "Let's switch."

  • Read comment card "See this?"

  • Read comment card "Not cool!"

  • Read comment card "Where did you go?"

  • Read comment card "I think I am going to lose."

  • Read comment card "I think I am going to win."

  • Read comment card "I want this one right here, it's called_____."

  • Read comment card "What's going on?"

  • Read comment card "That's really mean, don't."

  • Read comment card "What are we going to play after this?"

  • Read comment card "Look at how fast/slow I can go!"

  • Read comment card "That is really hard to say."

  • Read comment card "I am not sure that looks fun!"

  • Read comment card "How about we ______."

  • Read comment card "Ummmmm……..I think that sounds good."

  • Read comment card "I want to listen to ______."

  • Read comment card "I don't like that sound at all!"

  • Use Comment Cards in Naturally Occurring Situations

  • Use comment card "I want to listen to ______" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "I found it!" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "Here it is" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "What is this called?" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "Don't touch that please" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "I am going to play with ______" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "I will be right back" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "Just a minute please" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "I am way ahead of you" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "I am behind you" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "Let's switch" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "See this?" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "Not cool!" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "Where did you go?" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "I think I am going to lose" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "I think I am going to win" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "I want this one right here, it's called_____" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "What's going on?" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "That's really mean, don't" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "What are we going to play after this?" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "Look at how fast/slow I can go!" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "That is really hard to say" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "I am not sure that looks fun!" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "How about we ______" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "Ummmmm……..I think that sounds good" in appropriate situation

  • Use comment card "I don't like that sound at all!" in appropriate situation

  • Make comment in appropriate situation

  • Says "I found it!" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "Here it is" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "What is this called?" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "Don't touch that please" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "I am going to play with ______" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "I will be right back" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "Just a minute please" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "I am way ahead of you" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "I am behind you" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "Let's switch" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "See this?" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "Not cool!" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "Where did you go?" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "I think I am going to lose" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "I think I am going to win" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "I want this one right here, it's called_____" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "What's going on?" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "That's really mean, don't" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "What are we going to play after this?" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "Look at how fast/slow I can go!" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "That is really hard to say" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "I am not sure that looks fun!" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "How about we ______" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "Ummmmm……..I think that sounds good" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "I want to listen to ______" in an appropriate situation

  • Says "I don't like that sound at all!" in an appropriate situation

  • Reading Comment Cards

  • Read comment card "What's going on?"

  • Read comment card "I found it!"

  • Read comment card "Here it is."

  • Read comment card "What is this called?"

  • Read comment card "Don't touch that please."

  • Read comment card "I am going to play with ______."

  • Read comment card "I will be right back."

  • Read comment card "Just a minute please."

  • Read comment card "I am way ahead of you."

  • Read comment card "I am behind you."

  • Read comment card "Let's switch."

  • Read comment card "See this?"

  • Read comment card "Not cool!"

  • Read comment card "Where did you go?"

  • Read comment card "I think I am going to lose."

  • Read comment card "I think I am going to win."

  • Read comment card "I want this one right here, it's called_____."

  • Read comment card "That's really mean, don't."

  • Read comment card "What are we going to play after this?"

  • Read comment card "Look at how fast/slow I can go!"

  • Read comment card "That is really hard to say."

  • Read comment card "I am not sure that looks fun!"

  • Read comment card "How about we ______."

  • Read comment card "Ummmmm……..I think that sounds good."

  • Read comment card "I want to listen to ______."

  • Read comment card "I don't like that sound at all!"

  • Theory of Mind

  • What are they thinking?

  • What is she thinking? (Couple with a ring)

  • What is she thinking? (Girl playing a game)

  • What is she thinking? (Man with a pie)

  • What is she thinking? (A lost tourist)

  • What is she thinking? (Mom with her baby crying)

  • What is she thinking? (Lady with her dog)

  • What is she thinking? (Child at the computer)

  • What is she thinking? (Women with a torn bag)

  • What is she thinking? (Woman looking at her watch)

  • What is she thinking? (Students with a teacher)

  • What is she thinking? (Zookeeper with bananas and a monkey)

  • What is she thinking? (Ants at a picnic)

  • What is she thinking? (Boy with a doctor)

  • What is she thinking? (Child in a lunch line)

  • What is she thinking? (Bird and worm)

  • What is she thinking? (Injured girl with a boy)

  • What is she thinking? (Girl and boy with cookies)

  • What is she thinking? (Mom and daughter at the pet shop)

  • What is she thinking? (Police officer with a child)

  • What is she thinking? (Children with a project)

  • What is she thinking? (Children at a lemonade stand)

  • What is she thinking? (Hikers)

  • What is she thinking? (Girl with her hairdresser)

  • What is she thinking? (Waitress taking an order)

  • What is she thinking? (Girl buying a balloon)

  • What is she thinking? (Mom and baby kangaroo)

  • What is she thinking? (Children with a box)

  • What is she thinking? (People in the dark)

  • What is she thinking? (Cat with a fishbowl)

  • What is she thinking? (Friends with a suitcase)

  • What is she thinking? (Dad with a child in a car)

  • What is she thinking? (Cat in a tree)

  • What is she thinking? (Mom with a dirty child and dog)

  • What is she thinking? (Children with ice cream)

  • What is she thinking? (Girl in a bathing suit)

  • What is she thinking? (Boy with a missing shoe)

  • What is she thinking? (Couple at the movies)

  • What is she thinking? (Mice with cheese)

  • What is she thinking? (Lady in a new dress)

  • What is she thinking? (Alien visit)

  • What is she thinking? (Child on a swing)

  • What is she thinking? (Girl preparing to walk a dog)

  • What is she thinking? (Mom cooking)

  • What is she thinking? (Child at the door)

  • What is she thinking? (Hungry teenager)

  • What is she thinking? (Pirate and parrot with a map)

  • What is she thinking? (Couple fishing)

  • What is she thinking? (Lady ordering a pizza)

  • What is she thinking? (Police officer and man)

  • What is she thinking? (Teacher and student with pencils)

  • What is she thinking? (Girl and zebra)

  • What is she thinking? (Girl with log bearded man)

  • What is she thinking? (Child with a puddle)

  • What is she thinking? (Girl Building)

  • What is she thinking? (Children with millipede)

  • What is she thinking? (Butterfly with caterpillar)

  • Find Out About Someone

  • Finding Out About Someone - with visual

    Questions to be written on pieces of paper and placed in bucket: What do you like to eat? What do you like to drink? What do you like to play with? Where do you like to go? Who do you like to play wit...

  • Client asks 1 question from the bucket

  • Client asks 2 questions from the bucket

  • Client asks 3 questions from the bucket

  • Client asks 5 questions from the bucket

  • Finding Out About Someone - no visual

    Possible Questions: What do you like to eat? What do you like to drink? What do you like to play with? Where do you like to go? Who do you like to play with? What is your favorite movie? What is your ...

  • Client asks staff 1 question about his/herself

  • Client asks staff 2 questions about his/herself

  • Client asks staff 3 questions about his/herself

  • Client asks staff 5 questions about his/herself

  • Finding Out About Someone - recall

    Possible Questions: What do you like to eat? What do you like to drink? What do you like to play with? Where do you like to go? Who do you like to play with? What is your favorite movie? What is your ...

  • Client asks 1 person 1 question about his/herself - and recalls 1 answer

  • Client asks 1 person 2 questions about his/herself - and recalls 2 answers

  • Client asks 1 person 3 questions about his/herself - and recalls 3 answers

  • Client asks 1 person 4 questions about his/herself - and recalls 4 answers

  • Client asks 3 people multiple questions about his/herself - and recalls 6 answers

  • Conversation Starters

  • Staff begins conversations

  • Every Day Conversation -Today

    Conversation flow: How was your day? It was . What did you do? I What was the best part? When . What do you want to do now? I want to

  • Every Day Conversation - The Car

    Conversation flow: Where are we going? We are going to . How long does it take to get there? It takes about Why are we going there? Because... What can we do there? We can......

  • Getting Dressed

    Conversation flow: What shirt do you want to wear today? I want to wear .. Where is it? It is . Which pants do you want to wear? Where do you keep your socks? I keep my socks

  • Things I Like To Do-Movies

    Conversation flow: What movie did you see? I saw . Who did you see it with? I saw it with.. What was your favorite part? My favorite part was.. Why did you like this movie? I liked it because....

  • Play

    Conversation flow: What do you like to play? I like to . How do you play that? You have to .. Who do you like playing it with? I like playing it with..

  • Sport

    Conversation flow: What s your favorite sport? I like playing.. Who do you play it with? I play it with When do you play it? When . What other sport do you like? I also like

  • Computer Games

    Conversation flow: What s your favorite computer game? My favorite game is . What s in the game? There s a . What do you have to do? You have to Why is this game fun? It s fun because

  • Books

    Conversation flow: What book did you read? I read.... What s it about? It s about Who s your favorite character? My favorite character is..... Why do you like the book? I like it because...

  • TV Show

    Conversation flow: What do you like to watch on TV? I like to watch . When is it on? It comes on every Who s your favorite character? My favorite character is Why do you like it? I like it because...

  • Home and Family-About You

    Conversation flow: Where do you live? I live . Do you have any brothers and sisters? I.... Do you have any pets? I What do you like to do at home? I like

  • Vacation

    Conversation flow: Where did you go on vacation? I went to What did you do? I Who did you go with? I went How did you get there? I went by....

  • Breakfast

    Conversation flow: Who do you eat breakfast with? I eat with.. What do you like to eat? I like to eat What do you drink with that? I drink Who makes it for you? My .

  • The Weekend

    Conversation flow: What did you do on the weekend? I Who did you go with? I went with What did you see? I saw What was the best part? The best part was..

  • Grandma and Grandpa

    Conversation flow: When do you visit Grandma and Grandpa? I visit them Where do they live? They live What do you like to do together? We like . Where do they take you? Sometimes we go..

  • Birthday

    Conversation flow: How old are you? I m . When is your birthday? It s on . Where was your party last year? It was.. What was the best part? When .

  • School-About School

    Conversation flow: What school do you go to? I go to What s your teacher s name? My teacher s name is What grade are you in? I m in What did you do in school today? Today I..

  • Recess

    Conversation flow: Was recess indoors or outdoors? It was Who did you play with? I played with What did you do? We played What else did you do? I also .

  • Classroom

    Conversation flow: Who did you talk to in class? I talked to Did you like reading or writing today? I liked.. What book did you read? I read What fun thing did you do today? I

  • Lunch

    Conversation flow: Did you buy or bring a lunch today? Today I.. What did you eat? I ate What did you drink? I drank . Who did you sit next to? I sat next to

  • Gym

    Conversation flow: When do you have gym? I have gym on What ball games do you play? We play What exercises do you do? We have to.. What else do you do in gym? Sometimes we..

  • Music Class

    Conversation flow: Which instrument can your music teacher play? My teacher can play the What songs do you sing? We sing What s your favorite instrument? I like What else do you do in music class? Som...

  • Conversation Length

  • Conversation Length

  • Have conversation for 1 minute

  • Have conversation for 2 minutes

  • Have conversation for 3 minutes

  • Have conversation for 4 minutes

  • Have conversation for 5 minutes

  • Random

  • Phone

  • Dial phone numbers

  • Dial home number

  • Dial cell number

  • Dial work number

  • Answer phone

  • Answer phone- person home

  • Answer phone- take message

  • Answer phone- 2 ? Conversation

  • Answer phone- random

  • Answer phone- wrong number

  • Make a phone call

  • Make a phone call and initiate conversation

  • Make a phone call and leave message

  • Calling 911

  • When do you dial 911?

  • Do you dial 911 if...?

  • Role play dialing 911