Respect the turn-taking rights of others during discussions (a) Understand that an effective discussion involves everyone having a fair chance to make their contributions (b) Know and use some strategies to signal to others that they can speak, e.g. facial expressions, gestures, phrases

Conversation skills

Submitted by Anne Hodgson on Tue, 2006-09-26 16:11

Literacy: SLd/E2.2, SLd/E3.1, SLd/E3.2, SLd/E3.3, SLd/L1.1, SLd/L1.2

General: Autistic spectrum support

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Mind map

Encourages learners to think (and mind-map / thought-web) about skills required for a good conversation and then test them out and evaluate after a 5 minute conversation with a partner.
Written for young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Aspergers Syndrome but suitable for all.

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