Friend Files is a great way to facilitate conversational skills. Often students with Autism or other social language deficits have difficulty holding conversations and interacting with peers. The 'File' acronym gives concrete topics to talk about:
F - Friends/Family
I - Interests
L - Likes/Dislikes
This kit includes a cover page and 7 interview worksheets. There is 1 multiple choice worksheet, 5 open-ended answer worksheets, and 1 worksheet where the student comes up with his/her own question in each category.
I make one file folder for each student and glue the cover page on the front. Each time the student complete a "Friend Interview", they put the completed worksheet in their friend file.