Social Skills – Post-Conversation Questionnaire


Two of the most important components that make someone a good conversationalist are genuine curiosity and accurate perspective taking.  This questionnaire emphasizes these two characteristics.  Reviewing the content of the questionnaire pre-conversations lets students prepare for what to focus on, including interest in what the other person has to say, reading non-verbal cues, and impressions given and received.  Filling out the questionnaire following conversations allows students to assess these aspects of interactions, leading to increased perspective taking skill, and hence better conversation skills.

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Social Skills: Post-Conversation Questionnaire

I’m always engaging my students in conversations, both natural and “naturalistic”. The most natural take place while we walk to my office, or in my office at the start of our sessions. But as every speech language pathologist knows, when given the goal of helping students improve their conversation skills, our conversations during our sessions must often be “naturalistic”, meaning semi-artificial. I might target topic shifting, or turn taking, or using a balance of questions and comments, or interpreting non-verbal communication. Following some conversations, I like to have my students fill out this questionnaire. It addresses being curious about your conversational partner, identifying impressions given, and analyzing non-verbal behaviors. For many students it can help to take a look at the questions before the conversation, so they can know what to look out for while conversing. I always task them with paying close attention to only one person during these conversations.