Recommended for adolescents and adults, this board game tasks players with considering and providing solutions to a wide array of awkward social situations
Social Skills Activities: Speaking to Different Listeners
Social Skills - Speaking to Different Listeners
Social Skills: Speaking To
Adjusting to your communicative partner is an important skill with which individuals on the autism spectrum often struggle. Keeping your listeners in mind (listener presupposition) in terms of what information they need or don’t need, and how your words give them a specific impression of you, is essential to successful communication. These worksheets work directly on improving listener presupposition skills. Students write down hypothetical verbal answers to various questions, without knowing to whom they are speaking, and then go back and choose which parts of their answers they would keep or omit, given the identity of their listeners, including a new friend, a job interviewer, a grandparent, etc. Choices made can then be discussed and modified. Three separate printable worksheets ensure improvement of your students’ perspective taking and listener presupposition skills.