Discover These Secrets of Conversational Skill

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.  ~Dorothy Nevill Career, dating, marriage, and friendships all depend on conversation for success. Yet conversational skill often eludes people on the autism spectrum. Recently, Alex Plank put […]

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How To Carry On A Conversation

A single conversation across the table with a wise person is worth a month’s study of books  ~Chinese Proverb It was impossible to get a conversation going; everybody was talking too much. ~ Yogi Berra Wiki How pools many authors together for the common good. I consulted WikiHow for tips about how to carry on a […]

Conversation: The Building Block for Friendship

Would you like to learn some of the specifics of ongoing conversation? I have read several comments in blogs and forums from children, teens, and adults with Asperger’s syndrome. “What’s the point of trying to have friends? It’s too hard. Conversation does not make sense! Why even try?” Unfortunately, without a road map and language […]

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How to Teach Children With Aspergers to Start a Conversation

Starting a conversation, for a children with Asperger’s, can be a real challenge. Children with Asperger’s will either butt in and start talking about their favorite interests, or they may give up, and keep to themselves, alone and preoccupied with their ‘own world.’ These children may desperately wish to fit in, but they have no idea […]

TWAP029: Man Interrupted: Steve Bell Talks About Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder, like other mental health and neurological conditions, is not something you might recognize right away. Steve Bell didn’t recognize it until midlife. When he did recognize it and accept that Bipolar Disorder was part of his neurology, his quality of life improved. You, too, can improve your quality of life when you recognize […]

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