My son's pragmatics are blatantly off ...the therapists are really making this an issue and asking what I do or have tried to help him come into awareness more of this. They know this is part of his AS but they seem to want to "fix it." We have talked about him just not being wired to do these skills. The get that, I think, but they still seem to want to fix it.
They are constant with him in requesting him "say please- say thank you- talk quieter -you are asking rudely..."
It seems as though he has a mental block in this area as when I do try to address this with him he shuts down.
It does not matter how much prompting I do before we go somewhere/see someone, it is all lost in a matter of minutes when we step foot into the new environment.
Or he gets one "Hi how are you.." and then goes right into his interest at the time or in the case of therapy "what are we going to do today (very loudly) "can we do this?" " I wanna do this!"
Never reciprocal conversation ever or even hearing the answer to hi how are you.
I am at a loss as to what to do to help this situation.
I talk talk talk and model model model so much that my 4 year old has it down to a T. She gets more out of our social studies than my son.
I love my son and this is just who he is. I am hoping it will get better as he gets older.