Color My Conversation by Northern Speech Services Review (Homeschool Crew Review)

Northern Speech Services Color My Conversation
It is such a blessing to be a part of the Homeschool Review Crew, and this review was especially fun!  Being chosen to review Color My Conversation from Northern Speech Services has given our family a fabulous resource that we are sure to use in the years to come!

As luck would have it, a few of our children are painfully shy.  Actually, it isn’t luck, but genetics.  I’m as shy as they come, ha!  While some would like to think that homeschooling has added to their shyness, they got it naturally, and I attended public school.

While this review was noted to be best for children with special needs, we were also told that our children would benefit from this curriculum if they suffered from social anxiety.  While most of my children are very social, a few are not.  Truth be told, I couldn’t help but wonder if I would benefit from this curriculum!

Northern Speech Services Color My Conversation
When Color My Conversation arrived, I was FLOORED, by the quality of this curriculum!  It is beautiful!  The game board is made of very thick glossy cardstock, and the stepping stones and other game pieces are amazing.  My children were instantly intrigued by the ball they got to inflate with our air pump and the soft velvety purple pouch with game pieces.

I then pulled out the instruction guide and CD manual and learned more about Northern Speech Services.  They are a company that was established in 1972 to help those with speech related difficulties.  They provide training to speech-language pathologists as well as caregivers administering therapy.  I’m so thankful that this curriculum is now available to homeschool parents like myself.

CMC is a totally engaging way to help children hone their ability to have conversations, and it can easily be used for all different skill levels.  There are so many different social skills covered, including greeting others, engaging in small talk, and asking effective questions and comments.  In this age of social media, I believe these skills are so important for our children to have.  I admit that it is much easier for me to have conversations online rather than in person.  That being said, our children will benefit if they are able to easily carry on a conversation while out and about in the community.

After inserting the CMC CD instruction manual, I familiarized myself with the material.  The current level taught jumps off of the one just learned.  What you need to do or say is noted here.  It is divided up into beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert levels.

There are also Training Video Lessons which are very helpful to watch as the “Conversation Coach.”  We are reminded to note each of our children’s individual design, and teach to that, which is wonderful.  There are questions that I use to access Morgan, which I also found helpful.

Each lesson is 45 minutes once per week, or 30 minutes twice per week.  At the end of the lesson Morgan is encouraged, we go over a very short review, and homework is assigned for the week.  While CMC is designed to be completed within 14-16 weeks, it can be covered over the course of a full year.

This is a curriculum that I’m truly thankful to have in our homeschool to use over and over again if necessary.  We love it!

 

Color My Conversation {Northern Speech Services Reviews}
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Written by Nicole

NICOLE CRONE enjoys writing encouragement for moms in which God is glorified at her blog, Children are a Blessing. She is wife to Rusty, and mom to eight sweet children. Nicole has been a homeschool mom for thirteen years, and is currently a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. When Nicole isn’t homeschooling, you can find her writing, reading, sewing, or blogging at www.childrenareablessing.org. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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About Nicole

NICOLE CRONE enjoys writing encouragement for moms in which God is glorified at her blog, Children are a Blessing. She is wife to Rusty, and mom to eight sweet children. Nicole has been a homeschool mom for thirteen years, and is currently a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. When Nicole isn’t homeschooling, you can find her writing, reading, sewing, or blogging at www.childrenareablessing.org. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

2 Thoughts on “Color My Conversation by Northern Speech Services Review (Homeschool Crew Review)

  1. Levette Smith on April 17, 2017 at 6:36 am said:

    Dear Nicole,
    I simply wanted to say, thank you for your 31 Days of Rest Daily Devotional. It has truly been a blessing to me….all the way in The Bahamas. I found it one evening while I was looking for some words of encouragement, as I am a mommy of two very energetic, precocious and amazing little girls who are both under the age of six (6) (they are 5 and 18 months). My husband’s job sometimes requires him to work nights and so many days it’s just them and “mommy”. Needless to say they work me very hard. But I praise God for you because He directed me to your website, which has been a blessing to me ever since. I printed out your book and had it bound. Now I turn to it (along with my Bible) for the solace and support that I find myself needing everyday. It reminds me that we not only find rest in Jesus, but this vocation of mothering is a very blessed and joyous one. Indeed, children are a blessing and a gift and I thank God for them. Thanks again for your free resource! I plan on giving one to all of the other weary but happy mommies that I know and love. Keep up the awesome work that you are doing for the Lord, which is helping many others all around the world. May God continue to bless you and your family.

    Warmest Regards and Blessings,
    Levette Farrington, (Mrs.)

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