Topic: B.E7 The Social Skills Taxonomy for Children with Social Communication Challenges
Synopsis: Social skills are one of the core deficits for children with social communication challenges. Good social skills are critical for success in school and later on in the work place. It is common for children with social communication challenges to be equipped with simple social skills and quickly being placed in a school environment with hopes of making friends by being around other children. Unfortunately, exposure to other children is not sufficient to develop the ability to navigate the social world.
In this presentation, Ms. Nurhayati Ismail will discuss why development of social interest and skills are critical, and explore a wide range of programs and effective techniques to build social skills for children with social communication difficulties.
Participants can expect to learn:
(1) Why are social skills important
(2) Why social skills may not be prioritised in schools
(3) Teaching interactions as a teaching technique
(4) Components of the Social Skills Taxonomy: Social Awareness, Social Learning , Social Interaction, Social Communication and Social Relatedness