Which Speakers League club is the best fit for your child?
You should be able to answer “yes” to all skills required for the type of club.
||Skill Builders Speakers League
|Reading ability||Can read well.||Can read well, or with minor assistance.|
|Verbal ability||Can be easily understood, verbally, at all times.||Can be understood verbally, more than half the time.|
|Participation readiness||Willing and able to verbally participate during all segments of the meeting and for any assigned roles.||Can quickly self-regulate, with or without assistance, to avoid episodes of non-participation or outbursts due to frustration.|
|Impulse-control||Can refrain from speaking out of turn and creating distractions.||Can refrain from speaking out of turn and creating distractions, alone or with some assistance.|
|Task management||After reading or receiving satisfactory verbal instructions, does not require at-desk assistance to responsibly manage tasks.||Can manage tasks responsibly, alone or with some assistance.|
|Knowledge acquisition||Learns and understands fairly quickly and picks up knowledge, well, through observation.||Requires additional time, experience, and/or support to understand concepts and accomplish tasks.|
|Attention and Focus||Can listen critically and with training, provide meaningful, constructive feedback.||Can observe a video of a speech, and with time and review, provide meaningful, constructive feedback.|
|Parental/Aide Involvement||Drop off member, or observe from the side or rear of the room. No verbal interjection during the meeting, unless at request of club chairperson.||In attendance at all meetings and seated beside the member until he/she can manage items above without assistance.|