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Special Needs Children and Social Skills

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Special Needs Children:

Many children with special needs struggle with language, math and social skills. Social skills can be taught at school, home and out in public. Teaching social skills in every aspect the child’s life and used all day every day. Basically the only way you can narrow down what the problem is document what is going on. Many of his daily struggles is going to be frustrated because he wants to say something but don't know the words to say. Praise him when he doesn't get frustrated.

Games that encourage social skills:
You can play games with the child and encourage them, remind them to "use your words." They can have deficiencies and delays. Games are great because they aren't in a stressful environment. They may need your assistance in finding the right words. Sometimes they can draw something rather than say the words. Use social stories to help them in using their words. Roles play the stories so they are taught several different methods to get their point across. Each person learns in a different manner and it’s going to take some trial and error to see what the problem really is. The problems seen most are due to frustration from the child because you have given an assignment to do. How do you make the child understand? Sometimes you will see them getting frustrated when you give them more than one task at a stretch.

Complex issue:
Social skills are such a complex issue. Many times they use inappropriate language and have inappropriate social skills. They need to be encouraged to speak to people instead of hiding away from others. Due to his deficiencies with social skills they can lash out at you or others who don't understand what he is trying to say. Praise him anytime he uses the appropriate social skills.

Smooth transitions with teacher's help:
When there is something coming up that may make them a little nervous, encourage him to be socially appropriate. If your child understands you can go through it step by step with them should make a transition into the next thing coming up.

Examples could be:
Teacher isn't going to be at school the next day. It’s much better for them to know and understand what was going too happened next.

Praise and reward:
Praise or reward the child when he uses appropriate language looks you in the eye, waiting on something he wants and express himself in an appropriate manner. By teaching appropriate behaviors you have to substitute a good behavior for the inappropriate behavior he is exhibiting. Again, the key to teaching children with social skill deficiencies is model behaviors. Most of the time speaking to the child is insufficient to be appropriate. It’s an ongoing task but it’s one you can work with. Many children with special needs struggle with language, math and social skills. Social skills can be taught at school, home and out in public. Teaching Social skills is a skill you will use every day in all you’re doing. Fundamentally the only way you can narrow down what the problem is document what is going on. Many of his daily struggles are going to be frustrated because he wants to say something but don't know the words to say. Praise him when he doesn't get frustrated.

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