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Solution Name: Improving Social Skills​​ 

SKU: SSSOTST

Solution Plan: ​​ 

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.

  • Dispel misunderstandings.

  • Build relationships.

  • 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​​ 

  • proximity.

  • eye-gaze.

  • facial expression.

  • body language.

  • prosody (volume, speed, tone)

Required Materials:

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