Having good conversation skills is one of the essential ingredients to developing and maintaining meaningful relationships in adolescence and into adulthood. However, difficulty having good conversations can create a significant social barrier for making and keeping friends. This is especially true for children on the Autism spectrum. In my clinical experience working with children with social challenges, many commit social faux pas such as hogging conversations or perseverating on topics of personal interest. Understanding the common social errors committed during conversations and replacing those errors with appropriate rules of conversation is the focus of my latest product: Social Language: Conversation Skills.
|Recommended for grades 4+.|
The 42-page packet is geared to children in grades 4 and up. I created it in predominantly black and white to save ink–all activities and games are NO PREP, so you can just print and go!
|Each skill is broken into step-by-step detail to facilitate role play activities|
|How would you start a conversation with each person?|
questions & making comments
|Students read clues and think about how to start a conversation with different people.|
|Conversation Balance Game|