Children who demonstrate difficulty understanding and using verbal and nonverbal communication for social purposes may have a Social Communication Disorder. Difficulties may include social interaction with peers or other communication partners, difficulty understanding social rules or facial expressions/body language, difficulty with pragmatics and language processing.
According to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association,
"Specific communication challenges may become apparent when difficulties arise in the following:
• communicating for social purposes in ways that are appropriate for the particular social context
• changing communication to match the context or needs of the listener
• following rules for conversation and storytelling
• understanding nonliteral or ambiguous language
• understanding that which is not explicitly stated
• sentence grammar and lexical semantics
• inferential language
• discourse comprehension
• misinterpretation of contextual meaning"
At MPTC our therapists love working with children who would benefit from support with their social pragmatic communication skills. We follow a neurodivergent approach that values individual differences and promotes meeting children at their current level and supporting them within the development of these skills.
If you feel that your child could benefit from these services, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Call 763-595-0812 or email us at email@example.com to get all your questions answered and schedule your appointment at our Plymouth, MN location.