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I forgot to mention, it’s really great that he is recognizing and connecting with other kids over Minecraft in the real world. You can use that to to his advantage because so many kids are interested in the topic. It will be easier for him to practice conversation skills, and you can guide him by offering suggestions. If he practices asking questions, and then actually listening and responding to what the person says, starting to watch for social cues, in time he will be able to generalize those conversation skills to school and other social situations. Kids more than ever are really struggling to develop conversation skills that really go back and forth and aren’t two people in their own monologues. Most kids with add need one part or another of the social stuff spelled out for them a bit, even the highly social ones.