How to support children with social communication difficulties
This guide is intended for parents and carers of children who have difficulties with social communication and interaction. Some children have no/few words and need help giving a simple message to their parents and carers. Other children might have a good range of words and need help with conversation skills and friendships.
The resources here aim to help children develop their social interaction, understand the world around them and use their language to express themselves. Your Speech and Language Therapy team will help you choose the resources that will help you and your child the most.
Social Communication is:
- Paying attention to other people’s choices and interests
- Understanding social rules
- Understanding how to interact with others
- Giving a message to another person
- Sharing ‘wants’ and interests
- Maintaining relationships with important people
Below you will find some leaflets, which we hope you find useful. Each leaflet has a short explanation of the topic and then a useful website you might like to visit to help you understand the area more. Please do contact the Speech and Language Therapy team if you would like further information and we will be happy to help.
Below you will find some useful website links where you will find more information and support. Just click the pictures