Social Skills

Social skills are the skills we use to communicate and interact with each other, both verbally and non-verbally, through gestures, body language, and our personal appearance. Children that struggle with day-to-day interactions such as initiating conversation and reading social cues can benefit from working on their social skills in a therapy setting. Children that are working with us on their social skills work one-on-one with one of our trained therapists to improve their abilities to function in various settings and situations. 

Skills that we address when working on social skills include:

  • Initiating and maintaining conversations
  • Turn taking
  • Self-awareness and self-regulation
  • Body language and nonverbal communication
  • Safety awareness
  • Listening, paying attention, and following directions
  • Physical boundaries
  • Expressing wants, needs, and emotions

These skills are introduced and practiced through the use of role-playing, games, and visual models. Learning social skills can be fun and will help your child function better at home, school, and in the community.