How to start, carry on and end conversations – Scripts for social situations for people on the autism spectrum
Author: Paul Jordan; Foreword by Tony Attwood
Publishing Info: Paperback 88 pages / March 2017Tags: conversations, scripting, social communication.
Do you find it hard to make friends? Do you struggle to know what to say to start a conversation?
In this book, Paul Jordan, who is on the autism spectrum, explains how to make sense of everyday social situations you might encounter at school, university or in other group settings. He reveals how, with the use of just 65 simple words, it is possible to create ‘scripts for thinking’ that break conversations down into small chunks and help you to think of what to say, whether you are speaking to a fellow student, starting a conversation with a new friend, calling out bullies or answering a teacher’s question.
These small words will be a big help for all teenagers and young people with ASD.