The Conversation Train

The Conversation Train A Visual Approach to Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Hardback (10 Mar 2014)

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Publisher's Synopsis

This inventive colour picture book uses the metaphor of a train to teach basic conventions of conversation to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

Engines are like greetings; they get the train going. Freight wagons are like different speakers' turns; it is good to have at least a few when you are in conversation. A set of points guiding a train from one track to another is like a tactful change in the topic of conversation. When a conversation veers off-topic it is like a derailed train. As well as attractive colour photographs of trains, the book contains engaging photocopiable worksheets and colouring pages to help promote skill generalisation.

This highly visual approach to conversation is ideally suited to children with ASDs aged approximately 5-13.

Book information

ISBN: 9781849059862
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub date:
DEWEY: 618.928588206
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 53
Weight: 502g
Height: 223mm
Width: 287mm
Spine width: 11mm