Does your child:
Have difficulty making or keeping friends?
Have trouble acting appropriately in social situations?
Have difficulty initiating, maintaing, or ending conversation?
Make impulsive or poor decisions?
Have trouble dealing with anger?
Avoid eye contact during conversation?
Why are Social Skills Important?
Social Skills are the foundation for getting along with others. A lack of Social Skills can lead to behavioral difficulties in school, delinquency, inattentiveness, peer rejection, emotional difficulties, bullying, difficulty in making friends, aggressiveness, problems in interpersonal relationships, poor self-concept, academic failures, concentration difficulties, isolation from peers, and depression. Children with learning disabilities, sensory integration difficulties, Asperger’s Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, neurological disorders, and emotional disabilities often need additional training in Social Skills. They will likely benefit from direct instruction in Social Skills Groups led by trained professionals and the availability of a safe environment in which to practice newly learned skills.