Conversation

(Supplementary to Chapter 8, Say What?, in Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Mainstream Classroom: How to Reach and Teach Students With ASDs)

More Strategies for Making Conversation

Ask it Back: In her book, With Open Arms (2007), Mary Schlieder, suggests that students practice asking back, which means first answering a question and then asking the same question back, as in:

Student 1: What was your favorite part of the field trip?
Student 2: I liked the horses best. What was your favorite part of the field trip?

Explain that asking questions is a great way to keep a conversation going.

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