Social Skills 

'Social skills' refer to large group of skills that we use to effectively communicate with one another. These include both verbal and non verbal skills. Social skills include:


  • ​Making and maintaing friendships and relationships

  • Using and understanding stress, intonation and volume, which can change the meaning of the message

  • Knowledge of appropriate conversation topics

  • Ability to start, continue and end conversations with peers

  • Using and understanding non verbal communication, such as hand gesture, eye gaze and facial expressions

  • Understanding humour and sarcasm

  • Understanding intended messages when not stated

  • Using appropriate social greetings


Many children with Autism or Asperger's will have difficulties with their social skills, and benefit from speech pathology intervention to support them to build relationships and friendships that are meaningful. Difficulties with social skills are not limited to children with a diagnosis of Autism or Asperger's.

Talk Time SLP speech pathologists have experience working with children and their families to support social skill development. 

If you are unsure whether you need to be concerned, contact us today and we can  answer your questions about your child's social skills.

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