Treatment Goals FREE ACCESS

Conversational Adaptation

Will demonstrate ability to establish and maintain up to # turns on conversational topics of mutual interest

Will demonstrate ability to acknowledge his/her conversational partner’s interests by asking up to # relevant questions or making relevant comments

Will initiate and maintain (up to #) conversational turns around various topics outside of personal interest

Will demonstrate ability to interrupt conversations using socially appropriate apologies or excuses

Sarcasm, deceit, irony

Will demonstrate ability to recognize sarcasm, deceit and irony by correctly decoding facial expressions/vocal inflections/tone of voice and making relevant comments 

Will recognize implied communicative intent (e.g., sarcasm, deceit, irony) by correctly decoding facial expressions/vocal inflections and making relevant comments 

Empathy, Peer Support, Encouragement

Will demonstrate ability to recognize disappointment, sorrow, sadness by correctly decoding facial expressions/vocal inflections/tone of voice and making relevant comments or asking relevant questions

Will demonstrate ability to recognize his/her conversational partner’s needs (need for empathy, emotional support) by using relevant facial expressions and vocal inflections

Idioms, Expressions

Will demonstrate ability to respond appropriately to comments containing idioms, expressions or metaphors or politely ask about their meaning if familiar with

Making/Maintaining Friendships

Will demonstrate ability to establish and maintain up to # turns on conversational topics of mutual interest

Will demonstrate ability to acknowledge his/her conversational partner’s interests by asking up to # relevant questions or making relevant comments

Will initiate and maintain (up to #) conversational turns around various topics outside of personal interest

Will demonstrate ability to interrupt conversations using socially appropriate apologies or excuses

Will demonstrate ability to recognize his/her conversational partner’s state of mind/mood (by correctly decoding facial expressions and vocal inflections) by making relevant comments and/or asking relevant questions

Negotiations and Compromise

Will demonstrate ability to express displeasure and /or accept “no”, an unwanted answer, or a loss in a game using socially appropriate responses with adequate tone of voice and facial expressions.

Will demonstrate ability to politely disagree or state opinion using socially appropriate responses, tone of voice and facial expressions.

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