I hope you’re ready for an exciting episode! Karen Kabaki-Sisto is a speech and language therapist with 20 years of experience. She has pioneered a teaching system and app to show autistic children how to make conversation. I asked Karen whether this app can help autistic adults as well as kids. The answer is “Yes.” Even though […]
Have you ever felt victimized by awkward silences in a conversation? You’ve gotten comfortable starting conversations, but inevitably the other person stops talking. But you struggle with how to keep a conversation going. It’s one thing to keep all those conversation starters in mind, but then what? Well, there’s good news: keeping a conversation going […]
If you’re not sure what to talk about, remember the acronym FORD:
- Family – Ask about their siblings, children, parents and/or friends.
- Occupation – Ask about their job or school.
- Recreation – Ask about what they enjoy doing outside of work/school.
- Dreams – Ask about their future aspirations.
Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory. Emily Post My Attempt at Brazilian Conversation I grew up in Brazil, South America. I attended a Brazilian, Portuguese speaking school, from kindergarten through fourth grade. […]