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SCRIPT 2nd Edition



Repairing Communication Breakdowns in Everyday Situations

Student Communication Repair Inventory & Practical Training

SCRIPT 2nd Edition

What is the SCRIPT?

Provides means to assess current communication repair skills and then a step-by-step training program with a complete description of what to do, videos that show how to do it and ready-made materials to use with your students.
SCRIPT – Student Communication Repair Inventory and Practical Training Steps


Part 1 – Responding when the student is not understood by others

  • Assessment
  • Familiarization
  • Demonstration
  • Specific Practice

Part 2 – Requesting clarification when the student does not understand

  • Assessment
  • Familiarization
  • Demonstration
  • Specific Practice
  • Critical Thinking
  • Role Play

Part 3 – Implementation of Communication Repair Strategies

Includes 37 downloadable files PLUS 10 pages of Inventory Stimuli

134 pages         2018©

Do you have Building Skills for Success in the Fast-Paced Classroom? Chapter 4 introduces the SCRIPT. The SCRIPT 2nd Edition builds on these materials for clearer, faster, more focused implementation by teachers.

Comes with download of Hear It, Fix It game at no extra cost!
$36 printed / $30 digital

Table of Contents

Video interview of a SCRIPT user
How typical and atypical students use communication repair strategies
Communication repair skills needed to increase appropriate interactions, participation, and classroom comprehension
Including Communication Repair in the IEP
Chart listing of SCRIPT Inventory and Practical Training Steps

PART 1: Responding to Requests for Clarification when the Student is not Understood by Others
Chart Listing of Communication Repair Skills when the Student is not Understood by Others

Directions to Administer the SCRIPT Inventory videos of administration age 6 and age 12
Scoring of the SCRIPT Inventory – examples of completed forms
SCRIPT Inventory Response and Scoring Interpretation Form (blank form)
Sample Assessment Report Exhibiting use of SCRIPT Inventory

Possible Reasons Why Someone Does Not Understand What You Say
Repetition, Revision, Addition, and Nonverbal Strategies Familiarization

Hear It, Fix It Game
Hear It, Fix It alternate game cards

Practice Each Strategy
Communication Repair Wheel
Communication Repair Strategy Cards

PART 2: Requesting Clarification when the Student does not Understand what is said by Others

Test of Listening for Directions, Identifying Issues, Repairing Misunderstandings
SCRIPT Survey of Communication Breakdown Response Strategies
Which communication breakdowns have you experienced?

Obtaining Baseline and Progress Data from the Classroom Teacher
SAID – Student Advocacy & Independence Development
Listening Inventory For Education –Revised: Teacher Appraisal of Listening Difficulty
Observational Record of Behavior of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

How do you know when a communication breakdown has happened?
Possible Reasons Why You May Not Understand What Someone Says

Possible Reasons for Communication Breakdown in the Classroom
Summary of Communication Repair Strategies when YOU do not Understand what Someone Says
Repetition, Revision, Addition, and Nonverbal Strategies Familiarization
Example of Use of the Communication Repair Strategies

Demonstration – Visual Analogies
Demonstration – Let’s Pretend Scenarios

Demonstration – Repeat and Reflect
The Three Little Bunnies

Practice Each Strategy
Practicing Use of Specific Strategies Appropriately
Videos demonstrating use of Sid and the Lucky Fish
Sid and the Lucky Fish
Crystal and the First Day of Camp

Video introducing use of Crystal and contextual strategies
Using Situation Clues to Improve Understanding
Critical Thinking Techniques (Missing Word, Rhyming Words, Context, Substitution)
Crystal and the Second Day of Camp
Data Tracking for Use of Communication Repair Strategies
Data Tracking for Use of Context/Communication Repair

Home and Community Role-Play Situations videos introducing use of role-plays
School Role-Play Scenarios

PART 3: Implementation of Communication Repair Strategies
Practicing Communication Repair in Varying Situations
Homework for Practicing Communication Repair
Teacher/Clinician Guidance: Homework for Practicing Communication Repair
SCRIPT Student Self-Assessment
Ways of Communicating that DON’T Help You

Bluffing – Student Discussion
Listening Inventory For Education – Revised: After LIFE Self-Advocacy Questions
Step-by-Step Changes

Chronological Review
of Communication Repair Literature

SCRIPT Inventory Stimuli

  1. 1.) SCRIPT Inventory Stimuli Animals
  2. 2.) SCRIPT Inventory Stimuli Bedtime
  3. 3.) SCRIPT Inventory Stimuli Cars
  4. 4.) SCRIPT Inventory Stimuli Fruits
  5. 5.) SCRIPT Inventory Stimuli Picnic
  6. 6.) SCRIPT Inventory Stimuli School Supplies
  7. 7.) SCRIPT Inventory Stimuli Shapes
  8. 8.) SCRIPT Inventory Stimuli Sports
  9. 9.) SCRIPT Inventory Stimuli Tools
  10. 10.) SCRIPT Inventory Stimuli Vegetables
  11. 11.) Remembering What Was Heard – Improving Short-Term Memory for Improved Clarification Requests