Appropriate Conversations for Autism Worksheet

Video & audio overview of the worksheet

What is the theory behind the worksheet?

Social skills and holding conversations are valuable abilities. Individuals on the autism spectrum can have difficulties understanding social norms, cues, and expectations. This will impact their ability to hold conversations and communicate appropriately.

Social communication is a skill that can be learned and developed, therefore, with clear direction and practice an individual can improve these abilities.

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet offers tips on how to develop an individual’s communication skills. There are 6 basic tips that will build a solid foundation for holding appropriate conversations. 

There are guidelines for anyone assisting the individual in improving these skills. These guidelines provide clarity on how to use the development tips.

How to use the worksheet?

Find a trusted person that you can practice having conversations with. Work through the worksheet together and make time to have conversations together where you are using the tips that are outlined.

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References

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RaisingChildren.net.au. (2021). Conversation Skills for Autistic Pre-teens and Teenagers.  https://raisingchildren.net.au/autism/communicating-relationships/communicating/conversation-skills-for-teens-with-asd