Conversation Social Skills Lessons for Children
with Asperger’s Syndrome and other Autism Spectrum Disorders
Many children with autism love trains. The Conversation Train provides social skills lessons for teaching autistic children how to keep conversation “on track.”
- Laminated train car pictures, depicting real train cars, that represent different elements of conversation — beginning, middle, end, “off track” and “on track.”
- The Conversation Train, a 50-page book full of real train pictures, for teaching children with Asperger’s and other autism spectrum disorders the social skills of balanced conversation.
- A CD containing beautiful Conversation Train lessons on PowerPoint, a printable Conversation Train wall display, and printable files that enable you to make multiple copies of the Conversation Train book.
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For a closer look …
Use the ultra-durable train pictures, shown at left,
to illustrate stages of conversation during
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Locomotive and coal tender: Greetings, “How are you?”
Train cars: One per conversation turn
Derailed car: Off-topic
Switch track: Good topic change
Caboose: Proper ending of conversation
Some sample images from 45-page Conversation Train Book, below. Click on an image to enlarge.
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Click on the image to enlarge, to see how each part of a train refers to a different element of conversation.