Telling a Story vs Having a Conversation

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by Lisneyland

Price: 350 points or $3.5 USD

Subjects: socialAwareness,relationshipSkills,Special Autism,emotionalAndBehavioralSkills,specialAba,pragmatics,socialAspectsOfCommunication

Grades: 4,5,6,7,8

Description: If you have a learner who enjoys talking about a single topic for long periods of time, this deck can help. I call this "story-telling." This could include talking about a preferred interest, explaining how something works, talking about an event in detail, or anything that involves an imbalance in conversation. It isn't wrong to do this. but we need to learn that there is a time and place for it. Sometimes people don't want to hear about it. Sometimes they have already heard it. Sometimes it isn't an appropriate topic for the listener and sometimes it just isn't the right time. We need to know our audience, be aware of our surroundings, be sensitive to the cues of get the idea. This deck focuses on the specific social and environmental cues to attend to so our learners can avoid social faux pas and trouble at school or work. Don't forget to practice and role-play this skill to truly master it. Have fun! -Liz