Helpful Tips and Resources for Teaching Conversation Skills to High Functioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Autism Awareness

Helpful Tips and Resources for Teaching Conversation Skills to High Functioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Featuring Kerry Mataya

Ever wondered how to effectively teach a person with ASD how to have a meaningful back-and-forth conversation? Do you have a student that jumps in at the wrong time or on the wrong topic? Are you having difficulty teaching conversation in today’s pandemic? During the webinar, Ms. Mataya will use resources from Talk with Me: A Step-by-Step Conversation Framework for Teaching Conversational Balance and Fluency to help attendees develop immediate strategies for teaching conversation skills to high functioning students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in both school and home settings. Additionally, attendees will come away with tips to teach conversation skills in today’s reality on virtual platforms. You won’t want to miss it.


Welcome and Introductions
Research on ASD and Conversation Skills
Overview of Step-by-Step Conversation Framework
Strategies for Teaching Conversation Skills in Home and School Settings
Tips for Teaching Conversation Skills on Virtual Platforms
Question and Answers
Closing Remarks


Kerry Mataya is the founder of Bridgeway Services providing intervention based services including school consultations, summer camps, after-school social groups, and individualized programming for high functioning learners with ASD. With a Master’s in Education with emphasis in Autism and Asperger Syndrome from the University of Kansas, Mrs. Mataya holds many contracts with school systems for individualized teaching, social skills programming, executive functioning skill development, behavior support, and academic support.

Mrs. Mataya authored Talk with Me: A Step-by-Step Conversation Framework for Teaching Conversational Balance and Fluency, and Successful Problem-Solving for High-Functioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Excelling with Autism: Obtaining Critical Mass Using Deliberate Practice.

Mrs. Mataya has presented at numerous conferences and workshops around the United States and Canada. She is also involved with Asperger Connection, a small non-profit organization that provides funding to improve the quality of life for high functioning individuals with ASD.

Watch a short excerpt from this webinar: