Conversation Starters For Children With Autism

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

Children with autism might benefit from conversation starters that can help them communicate with others. This lesson offers some conversation starters you can use with your students.

Using Conversation Starters

If you work with children who have autism, then you know that they may find social situations extremely stressful and difficult. Some students might experience sensory overload, or they might feel confused about what is expected of them. Other students may simply have trouble accessing the language they'll need to communicate with another person.

One way to help children with autism through these struggles is to provide them with conversation starters. Conversation starters are prompts that provide topics kids can talk about. A conversation starter usually includes a few different questions that a child might ask someone else, or answer in order to keep the conversation going.

The conversation starters in this lesson will be helpful to many children with autism.

Examples of Conversation Starters

Each conversation starter offered here adheres to the same format and is followed by a series of questions that will help keep the conversation moving.

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