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Keeping your brain in the group helps when building conversations

on October 25, 2012

Today we combined the visuals for “Is your brain in the group?” and “The Building Game” for our social skills group.  Keeping your brain in the group helps you to stay aware of the topic and saying questions or making comments about the topic.  When your brain is in the group you are looking at the person who is talking and thinking about other people in the group.

Topics for conversation were chosen and each person was given  girder cards.  As each person contributed to the conversation and stayed on topic, they placed the girder card in the middle of the table showing how we were “building” the conversation.  If someone suddenly changed the topic or made a comment off topic, a wrecking ball card was thrown down.

We will be playing the “Building Game” again and again!

These great visuals are available at autismteachingstrategies.com  and jillkuzma.wordpress.com

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