Conversation social stories is made up of four social stories about different conversational skills and simple communication tools to go with them.
The stories focus on greetings, asking someone to play, what to talk about in a conversation and tips for great conversations. Some of the stories include square buttons with images that play whatever part of the conversation the the story is about. The buttons are similar to PECS in that they have a picture that represents the idea, and then play a message when tapped.
The app opens up to table of contents to choose which of the four stories to read. Some of the stories have buttons that play examples of things to say when each one is pressed. The stories focus on important conversational skills including greetings, asking someone to play, tips on where to stand, how to end a conversation and many more!
Starting or maintaining a conversation can be difficult for any child, and may be especially difficult for children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome or other special need.
Children with special needs often need more direct instruction of social skills like conversations.
Teaching conversational skills to any child may be easier and less stressful when visual supports, like social stories are used. This social story explains accurate social information and ensures that your child will know what to expect when having a conversation.
Social stories are an important type of visual support often used with children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome or other special need. This social story uses simple text and descriptive pictures to explain why and how to initiate, maintain and end a conversation.
Social interactions, such as conversations may be especially difficult for children with an autism spectrum disorder. Many children, especially those diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome and other special need, often fail to pick up on social cues, making learning a social skill especially difficult. Social stories may increase awareness of how to initiate and maintain a conversation.
Social stories were first defined by Carol Gray in 1991 and are commonly used to break down a task or social situation into small and easy to understand steps, often accompanied by descriptive pictures. Social stories are incredibly easy to implement and are used by many professionals for a wide range of behaviors.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Updated for iOS 8
Ratings and Reviews
Like an interactive book
This app is like a book for kids that do not understand conversation. It is probably aimed at preschool or lower elementary. It is very specific and straightforward. You can choose to have it read aloud (and there are places to click so it will read what you might say to get someone to play with you, for instance.) It is something a speech therapist might write- just a few pages with facts and details, following a social story outline. Illustrations are cute. I'm a speech therapist, and I will show it to a few of my clients who are on the spectrum and see if it is helpful. It might help. But it is not a tool to help them practice. It does not show kids having a conversation or asking if they can play. It does not talk about the emotions of the conversation partner depending on what you say. It is just a set of social stories about conversation. It takes maybe three minutes to go through the whole thing. I feel like I can make my kids read it once, and maybe they will learn something, but it is not like they will pick it as a favorite. It would be a great resource to check out of the library.
I'm starting to like this game but I am not a big fan of it.
Perfect for Autism
My son is ten and was nonverbal. Now that he is starting to say real words, he is at a loss for WHAT to say. This Conversation Social Stories app has been a blessing! He can repetitively watch it and practice what to say in certain situations. We went for a walk and he said to a lady passing by "Good morning" for the FIRST time. Today he said "Hi, how are you?" when he woke up. I could go over and over appropriate things to say myself, but it did not do as much as this app, which he can access while he is thinking about his speech, and learn from, at his own pace. I downloaded ALL the other apps today! I wish you had a version with "real" people photos instead of cartoons. He does not relate to those as well. Otherwise, it is PERFECT.
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- 19.2 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 6.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
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Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.