Complimenting is a tool of establishing friendship that creates ties of commonality in social conversations. It also is an important social strategy in that it functions as an opener for a conversation and allows meaningful social interaction to follow. Children with autism often do not give and receive compliments in accordance with social expectation. Giving compliments is a critical skill for maintaining friendships or other relationships.
This lesson includes procedures and a 'Complimenting Others' worksheet.
1. Students will understand the importance of appreciating something about another person.
2. Students will write an appropriate compliment about each classmate.
3. Students will practice sharing compliments