Day: June 28, 2021

Social Skills

Humans are very social. We use social skills every day when communicating with one another. Building children’s social skills is often discussed, but what are “social skills” really? If your child has been in speech therapy, the terms “social communication” or “pragmatics” have probably come up. These terms refer to the way a child uses language for a variety of purposes (making requests, greeting, giving information/ sharing) while following basic rules for conversation including: -taking turns in conversation-introducing topics of conversation-staying on topic and maintaining a circle of communication-recognizing and repairing miscommunications-rephrasing when misunderstood-use and understanding of nonverbal signals-personal proximity and orientation of body when speaking to others-using facial expressions and eye contact/ eye gaze Weaknesses in social skills create

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