I was talking with a friend of mine (from my special ed class for the communicational impaired) who is volunteering/working in a little people school1. In my communication with him (Not a conversation per-say it was over WhatsApp) we had covered some elements of how we communicate and I thought that the perspective of the communicational impaired. As such, I had the idea of interviewing others (some slightly more impaired than us) on how they developed the communication skills they have. Here are some questions I may base my interviews around. I will rework the questions for the actual interview and break them up into smaller questions.
- How good are you at measuring interest when speaking?
- How do you measure interest when presenting information?
- What are your strategies for starting conversations with strangers?
- Is there a necessary context for starting conversations with strangers?
- What behaviors do you find are more socially expedient?
- What do you have trouble with when communicating with someone new compared to people you already know?
- Describe how you feel when lonely how does it push you to be social?
- What would be necessary for you to want to go out and meet someone new?
- How did you learn the communication skills you have?
- What do people assume you can do that you struggle with?
- what do normal people take for granted? (may have repeated me so here is one extra)
1I don’t remember the exact age and details and I am putting this here to see if he actually reads my blog