This didactic material is designed to help autistic children build conversation skills, specifically focusing on the use of follow-up questions and comments. The material explains the importance of these tools in creating engaging and enjoyable conversations, and provides concrete examples of their use.
The material also includes an activity for educators or parents to practice these skills with the children. The activity encourages multiple rounds of conversation practice with different topics, providing opportunities for feedback and discussion about the child’s improvement and challenges. This valuable resource can help children with autism better understand the dynamics of conversation and practice these skills in a controlled and safe setting.