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Conversation Map

conversation map

Explore the Conversation Map, by Scott Bellini, a guide to help a student initiate interaction with others. The Map assists with taking into consideration other’s perspectives, social problem solving and understanding the interests of others. Created for older elementary through high school students, it can be used with younger students as well. The Map includes the following steps, which can be modified to meet the developmental needs of the student:

  1. Select a child to play with
  2. Determine reason for playing with child
  3. Identify other child’s interest/s
  4. Select topic of planned conversation
  5. Develop scripted initiation and expected responses
  6. Select best setting to initiate conversation
  7. Practice


Building Social Relationship

Building Social Relationships: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills

Scott Bellini