Social Skills Video: Only Talking About You

By Brittany Lehane October 7, 2015

This blog post is one in a series of entries outlining our social skills videos. Our social skills video library is up to 80 videos, each focusing on a social interaction that children and young adults has to face on a daily basis. All videos compare expected and unexpected behavior and show internal thoughts to get the perspective of everyone involved. Videos can be viewed on all your devices, including PC’s, Mac’s, iPad and Android tablets, and smartphones. To learn more about our social skills video library, head over to our main Social Skills Videos page.

24 - Only Talking About You_16Jeff, Kate, and Sarah are all talking. Whenever someone says something, Jeff makes the conversation about himself. Kate and Sarah get annoyed because they don’t always want to talk about Jeff. Jeff realizes he needs to talk about other people. He tries again and the group has a successful conversation!

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I love when my students share their favorite interests with others but when they become repetitive I need to think of a way to gently teach them that this is not expected. I’ve found the easiest way is to point out how conversations go back and forth like a game of catch. If one person hogs the ball the whole time, they can’t play the game. It’s also important to point out that everyone has different interests and there is a time and place when you can talk about your favorite topics but let others talk about theirs as well.


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