The ability to interact successfully with others is critically important to one’s well being.
Sometimes the ability to navigate a variety of social situations does not come easily. People with social communication disorders may not:
- recognize non-verbal cues.
- recognize that others have feeling different than their own.
- react appropriately to a situation.
- acknowledge others when they approach
- understand that others may not share the same interests.
- contribute to a conversation with an appropriate and/or well-timed comment.
While social skill problems are often associated with people with autism spectrum disorders, people with average to above average intelligence may also struggle to understand the unwritten rules that guide us socially in all of our various activities.
Social problems are also not limited to children and often continue to occur in adulthood. Sometimes this can adversely impact a person at work and prevent them from getting promotions. Couples who suddenly find themselves together much more than they are accustomed to due to retirement or children leaving, can also find themselves struggling to relate. Often some assistance can help these people to make the adjustments needed to achieve happiness.
For information on our social skills program options, please call us at (919) 595-2006.