Social Skills Video: Using Clues in Conversation

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.

8 - Using Clues in Conversation_77Serena and Chris are talking when Bobby comes along. Serena doesn’t know what to talk about with Bobby, so she just sits there and talks about herself. Bobby and Chris get annoyed because Serena ALWAYS talks about herself. When Serena tries again, she uses a clue from Bobby’s shirt to try to figure out what he likes. When they talk about that, the conversation goes smoothly!

Use Using Clues in Conversation

It’s important to teach students to become observers. Once they can observe a situation they can get a lot out of it! In this lesson, we teach how to observe the person in front of you and use those clues to have a conversation. Looking at someone’s t-shirt or notebooks can be a great way to get some clues about what they like.

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