Kids with advanced language skills may be ready to have conversations with others, but how do we teach these skills? Here, we’re diving into what conversation skills are and how we can best teach them to our learners. We discuss examples of how to use different programs to teach conversation skills. We also talk about the challenges of teaching conversation skills with peers and in the natural environment.
Scripting in kids is very common for kids with autism. But what should we do when it interferes with learning new skills? This video blog is all about scripting, why we all do it and what we can do as professionals to help kids when it starts to interfere with progress.
One of our audience members brought a question to us about automatically reinforced behaviors. It’s important to identify the function first and why the behavior is so appealing. Then, you can work on introducing replacement behaviors and a strategy that works.