Conversation Rules to Remember

In my therapy sessions, I like to talk about four key conversation rules that help children when teaching about conversation skills.

  1. Talk to a person – maintain eye contact, look at the person, actively listen, pay attention to what they are saying
  2. Take turns – try not to interrupt, have equal amounts of time talking, make sure everyone has shared what they want to say
  3. Ask Questions – make sure they are relevant to the topics and appropriate to the person you are asking
  4. Talk about the same thing – stay on topic, ask relevant questions and say appropriate comments, change topics when everyone is ready

I get the children to recall back the four rules then explain them to me and note why they are important when having meaningful conversations. This has been a fun exercise to begin a session that is targeting specific conversation skill areas as it helps children also see the bigger picture. 

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