Solution Name: Improving Social Language
Social skills addresses:
Difficulty reading or understanding other people
Confusion about the seemingly “unwritten rules” of the social-professional world
Social anxiety stemming from uncertainty about how to interact with people
A tendency to overwhelm people or come across as too “intense”
A tendency to come across as blunt, aloof, arrogant, uninterested, or aggressive
Difficulty making meaningful, lasting personal connections
Unintentionally coming across as creepy or weird
Feeling like people just don’t make sense to you
Difficulty with small talk and conversation in general
Following rules for conversations and storytelling
Taking turns when speaking
Letting others know the topic when beginning to speak
Staying on topic.
Trying another way of saying what is meant when bot being understood
Using gestures and body language, like pointing or shrugging.
Knowing how close to stand to someone when talking.
Using facial expressions and eye contact.
Developing Pragmatic Language Skills
Share ideas and experiences.
Develop new insights.
Answer and ask questions.
Wait for their turn in a conversation.
Use body language that shows interest in a speaker's message.
Use appropriate volume and intonation for different situations.
Strategies and Activities for Teaching Social Communication
shared attention, turn taking
prosody (volume, speed, tone)
Required Materials: N/A