Social Skills Video: Making Connected Comments
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Chris and Alessandra are talking about Chris’s soccer game when Alessandra starts talking about her favorite type of pizza. Chris is confused because what Alessandra said didn’t connect back to what Chris said. Alessandra learns that comments should fit together, like puzzle pieces. When she tries again, she makes a comment back that relates to Chris’s soccer game and they have a successful conversation!
Use Making Connected Comments
Use this video to explain how the comments we make have to be the same as the topic. We use the visual of puzzle pieces that fit together to show how comments have to fit together. If a friend is talking about homework and you start talking about soccer those don’t fit together and don’t make sense.