This social skills activity encourages and trains students to identify non-verbal signs of interest and disinterest during conversations and social interactions
Social Skills Activities: Editing Verbal Narratives
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These printable worksheets, accompanied by therapeutic notes, help individuals on the autism spectrum improve their conversational skills by increasing their perspective taking ability and listener presupposition awareness. Given a sample verbal narrative in written form, students make decisions to retain or omit sentences and parts of sentences. They are tasked with basing their decisions on their listener’s needs and interests. The therapeutic notes provide comprehensive discussion on why to retain or omit each word, phrase, and sentence. Improved decision-making based on listener presupposition can then generalize into everyday, natural conversations.