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Social Communication Disorders
Your child might have difficulty using spoken language in socially appropriate ways and difficulty with social interactions and communication behaviour. This can include using eye-contact, understanding and using facial expressions and body language, respecting personal space, or understanding another person’s emotions. Social Communication Disorders can be distinct or can occur with other conditions such as Autism, Learning Disabilities, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
People who are not able to use Social Communication skills appropriately might feel excluded and left out of social groups.
Of course across cultures, families, and groups of people, the norms can vary greatly and this must be considered when a Speech Therapy assessment and recommendations are made.