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Conversation Train: A visual approach to conversation for children on the autism spectrum

This inventive picture book uses the metaphor of a train to teach basic conventions of conversation to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

Locomotives are like greetings; they get the train going.

Train cars are like conversation turns; it is good to have at least a few when you are in conversation.

A switch track is like a tactful change in the topic of conversation. When a conversation veers off-topic it is like a derailed train.

As well as attractive color photographs of trains, the book contains engaging fill-in-the-blank worksheets and coloring pages to help promote skill generalization.

This highly visual approach to conversation is ideally suited to children with ASDs aged approximately 5-13.

by Joel Shaul


Pub Date:03/2014
Format:Pbk 72 pages