Conversation: What Is It For?
A quick note on chatting, for people with autism
Ever notice how people are always talking? Conversation is everywhere. People talk in restaurants, stores, buses, even in the library. And it’s not all informative, sometimes, people seem to talk about nothing. Why do they do it? Here are 3 things about
1) Conversation is more than sharing information
The purpose of
2) Conversation is for listening.
Conversation is about learning who the other person is, what they know, what you might have in common, and how they are interesting. Each conversation is filled with clues for you to use in your discovery of the person. Even if you already know the person well, listening will tell you how that person is feeling, what they might like to do, and more information to help you maintain your friendship.
3) Conversation is the gateway to making friends, getting a job, making deals…
Since the purpose of
Remember: the purpose of
Rebecca J Weaver is a Certified Autism Specialist at Independent with Autism, working to empower individuals with ASD. Need help with conversation and making connections? Check out IndependentwithAutism.com for more information.