Given the numerous conversation problems experienced by the Asperger’s Disorder child, this will be a long-term goal requiring patience and ongoing effort. Your child will make many errors in conversation on a daily basis, providing ample opportunity to help him. However, if you try to help him with every error he makes, you will overwhelm him. One way to approach the large number of conversational errors is to pick one skill per week to work on. Ignore the other conversational errors and provide prompting, encouragement, teaching, and praising for only the selected skill. Because his conversational problems are part of his disorder and not due to simply not knowing the skills, your expectations must be realistic. Do not expect that you will work on a skill for one week or even one month and your child will learn it and do it from that point on. Rather, a more realistic goal is to increase the number of times he uses appropriate conversation skills. Your gentle and patient encouragement over the years will raise his overall level of conversation skills so he communicates better with others throughout his life.