Conversations Skills Activities: Entering Conversations

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Conversation Skills:
Entering Conversations

This handout provides an outline of the behaviors required to enter an on-going conversation, including observation, physical proximity, timing, commenting/questioning, determination of acceptance, and exit strategies. The handout can be used for discussion and/or role-play to help individuals on the autism spectrum improve their conversational skills and knowledge of social dynamics.

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