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CONVERSATION HOW-TO'S:VERBAL AND NON-VERBAL CUES This information sheet was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or [email protected] ASERT is funded by the Office of Developmental Programs, PA Department of Human Services.website: www.paautism.org | email: [email protected] | phone: 877-231-4244 /ASERTPAautism /ASERT_PAautism Having a conversation is more than just speaking. Conversations include verbal and nonverbal cues. This can be confusing as the same expression can mean two different thingsdepending on the conversation. While it's impossible to know for every conversation, hereare some general cues.If the person keeps looking at their phone, the door, or at the clock.If they talk or laugh in a flat tone.If their responses are very short or one word.Some facial expressions that indicate the person is not very interestedin the conversation: avoiding eye contact, a smile...