by Carol Gray
Carol Gray combines stick-figures with "conversation symbols" to
illustrate what people say and think during conversations. Showing what
people are thinking reinforces that others have independent thoughts-a
concept that spectrum children don't intuitively understand. Children
can also recognize that, although people say one thing, they may think
something quite different-another concept foreign to "concrete-thinking"
children. Children can draw their own "comic strips" to show what they
are thinking and feeling about events or people. Different colors can
represent different states of mind. These deceptively simple comic
strips can reveal as well as convey quite a lot of substantive
The author delves into topics such as:
What is a Comic Strip Conversation?
The Comic Strip Symbols Dictionary
Drawing "small talk"
Drawing about a given situation
Drawing about an upcoming situation
Feelings and COLOR