EMERALD CITY THERAPIES, PLLC
Social Communication Disorders
Three Major Social Communication Skills
Using language for different reasons
Saying "hello" or "goodbye"
Informing- "I'm going to get a cookie"
Demanding- "Give me a cookie right now"
Promising- "I'm going to get you a cookie"
Requesting- "I want a cookie, please"
Changing language for the listener or situation
Talking differently to a baby than to an adult
Giving more information to someone who does not know the topic
Knowing to skip some details when someone already knows the topic
Talking differently in a classroom than on a playground
Following rules for conversations and storytelling
Taking turns when you talk
Letting others know the topic when you start talking
Staying on topic
Trying another way of saying what you mean when someone did not understand you
Using gestures and body language, like pointing or shrugging
Knowing how close to stand to someone when talking
Using facial expressions and eye contact
If your child has a lot of problems with these rules, they may have a Social Communication Disorder
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