Social Skill Deficits | Asperger's
Good social skills are critical to successful functioning in a child’s life. Social skills allow us to know what to say but also know “how and when” to say things. Good social skills allow us to be successful in making good choices, and help us to create long-term friendships.
While most children learn appropriate social skills through their everyday interactions, some children do not and have difficulty learning from casual modeling within every day activities.
Children with poor social skills can have difficulty:
- making relationships and friendships with peers’
- can have increased frustration or negative behaviors
- miss social and contextual cues (e.g. nonverbal, gestural)
- difficulty understanding body postures (e.g. facial expressions, personal space)
- difficulty reading or understanding other’s emotions
- difficulty understanding other people’s perspectives
At Kara Dodds and Associates, our speech therapy programs are tailor made to help children organize and learn social skills in a manner supported with visual examples (e.g. social stories, personal stories), along with therapy activities supported with modeling and materials that allow for structured teaching making it easier for children to learn the art of appropriate social skills. Call us today at 619-692-0622 to find out more about our social skills programs.