Imagine for a moment you are in a foreign country. You don’t speak the language and you are not familiar with the culture. You are trying to get to your destination, but you are not understood, and people are looking at you funny, as though you are doing something wrong. For the children we work with this can be an everyday battle.
Social skills are used in every part of our lives. They are fundamental for forming relationships and having positive interactions with others. These interactions involve a combination of highly complex skills that many children, particularly those living with ASD, find difficult to master. We can help children by providing them with opportunities to play and socialise with others, supporting them during social interactions and teaching strategies to help them better understand the complexities of social interaction.
A child may need to strengthen their social skills if you find they have some or any of the difficulties below: