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Knowing where to start when teaching conversation skills to students with Autism can be confusing. It is an important topic and needs to be taught intentionally. This social activity helps students learn the fundamentals of conversation skills by strategically breaking down this complex social skill into manageable step by step instructions, so that you can leave your session feeling confident and productive.
***DIGITAL LEARNING UPDATE*** I have used TpT's digital resource creator to add a digital version of this resource to this file! If you purchase this product, you will have access to BOTH the digital and printable versions of this resource. I have added additional instructions and text boxes to the digital version for your convenience!
This Resource Includes:
- Vocabulary Introduction Lesson: This lesson suggestion walks you through teaching the necessary vocabulary to teach before learning conversation skills.
- How To Have A Conversation Visual Checklist: These visual symbols to help students remember the steps to having a successful conversation.
- The Social Skills Story: The story explains the 7 basic steps of having a conversation: smiling/looking, taking turns, staying on topic, finding common interests, asking questions, adding comments, ending the conversation politely. There are three story options: a version with no clip art for students to draw their own pictures, a version with color clip art, and a version with B/W clip art.
- Check For Understanding Quiz: This quiz lets you know that your students were able to comprehend the story.
- Practice Asking Questions: This worksheet gives students pretend scenarios and prompts for them to practice asking questions.
- Practice Finding Common Interests: This worksheet helps students identify their interests and walks them through the process of finding common interests with others.
- Practice Making Comments: This worksheet gives students the opportunity to practice making comments when given pretend scenarios.
- Ending the Conversation: This worksheet gives students the opportunity to discuss appropriate ways to end a conversation when given pretend scenarios.
- 18 conversation starter cards (plus a blank page: Use these prompts to practice the conversation skills your students learned from the story and activities!
This resource is also aligned with Common Core and TEKS. See the preview for more details.
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