Communication refers to our abilities to connect with others in order to understand their verbal and non-verbal messages (e.g. questioning, commenting, pretending, sharing feelings), and to effectively convey what we wish to express. School-aged children who have difficulties in this area may have challenges reading people and situations and thus may find it difficult to fit in within different environments, such as within friendship groups, or in the classroom setting.
Whether communication difficulties are present as a consequence of a diagnostic condition (e.g. Autism, Social Communication Disorder), or are simply a relative weakness in comparison to your child’s other abilities, working on this area can be very beneficial. Targeted intervention provides support for your child to improve his/her social interactions and can result in observable positive effects in social confidence.