Develop general conversation skills

For all of us developing conversation skills takes practice and some are better than others at doing this. If you are an individual with an autism spectrum disorder, an intellectual disability or ADHD this will possibly be an area of challenge for you. How To Develop General Conversation Skills is ready to download with text and visuals or a text only version to help you.


1. Keep as much eye contact as is comfortable with the other person

<p>1. Keep as much eye contact as is comfortable with the other person</p>

2. Wait for your turn to talk

<p>2. Wait for your turn to talk</p>

3. Listen while you are not talking

<p>3. Listen while you are not talking</p>

4. Talk to the person not ‘at’ the person

<p>4. Talk to the person not ‘at’ the person</p>

5. Be aware of your tone and rate of speech

<p>5. Be aware of your tone and rate of speech</p>

6. Keep focused on the conversation

<p>6. Keep focused on the conversation</p>

7. Respond appropriately to the other person

<p>7. Respond appropriately to the other person</p>

8. Remember to use appropriate greetings including a person’s name

<p>8. Remember to use appropriate greetings including a person’s name</p>

9. Use appropriate conversation endings

<p>9. Use appropriate conversation endings</p>

10. Remember to follow up on any conversation actions eg. You phone the other person

<p>10. Remember to follow up on any conversation actions eg. You phone the other person</p>

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