Self-Chatting Improves Communication Skills for ASD (Daily Blog)

Dear, Diary,

On April 5th, Shinichi carried a lot of English and Japanese books. On his bookshelf, 60 percent are English books, and 40 percent are Japanese books. His collections consist of several books on technology, psychology, and self-helping. Japanese books are English learning methods, travel, and Canada.

In the afternoon, Shinichi heard from a young male about his passionate story. That young male is good at playing sports. He has participated in Asian tournaments. But he started to learn English in 2022. The young male said to Shinichi.

“When I talk with somebody, I (the young male) always focus on accent, pronunciation, and gesture. In sports, Japanese athletes probably are good at playing sports very well. But they may not be good at playing sports with other members in a group tournament.”

Shinichi nodded and agreed with his opinion. His opinion shows the characteristic of the Japanese. The young male said continuously.

“I (the young male) am not good at communicating with others, so I often practice conversation by self-chatting(独り言).”

Shinichi also talks with his inner voice through self-chatting every day. Such actions can extend their potential skills in various situations for people with ASD.

After Shinichi returned to his apartment, he analyzed and classified self-chatting into four categories.

1. Leading their actions as showing their current position.
2. Their inner voices ask themselves.
3. A person mumbled some complaints.
4. A person with a mental disability unwittingly says loud voices in public spaces.

Talking with their inner voices may grow up in people with ASD or ADHD. Shinichi thought it in this day.

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