We have been working hard on continuing our conversation skills with others by using follow up questions and follow up statements. The students really understood and picked up on the follow up questions. We did find that it was more difficult to get them to understand that everything didn't have to be a question though; they could just comment to keep the conversation going. One day I was trying to use the visual of the two different hands, but then I just decided to grab an old pair of socks and just write directly on them. There is nothing pretty about these socks, but it did get them to visually see what I was asking of them. At times, I just would have them do one of the socks. Other times, I would have them do a random combination of the socks. Now we are having our social skills class bring in their own conversational socks.
You know what they say about the "necessity being the mother of invention"! :-)