We generally recommend Speakers League for ages 10+, and Junior Speakers League for ages 7-9. The following guidelines should be reviewed by parents.
Can refrain from speaking out of turn and creating distractions, alone or with some assistance.
Can read well, or with minor assistance.
Can be understood verbally, in general.
Can quickly self-regulate, with or without assistance, to avoid episodes of non-participation or outbursts due to frustration.
Can follow simple instructions to manage tasks responsibly, alone or with some assistance.
Requires additional time, experience, and/or support to understand concepts and accomplish tasks.
Can focus on a speech of 3-5 minutes, and, using a sheet of guidelines, provide guideline-driven feedback.
In attendance at all meetings until your member can manage items above without assistance. No verbal interjection during the meeting, unless seated beside the member, or at request of club chairperson.