Behavior: Social Skills, Self Esteem


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Joined: Feb 28, 2005
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Posted Mar 22, 2005 at 5:27:33 AM

I am at my wits end. Every year my daughter makes friends and by the middle of the year she has fallen out with the group of friends. She cannot understand what she has said/done. It seems to get sorted out - but she seems to be a magnet for bullies/people who tease and she cannot take this. She is a very sensitive girl with dyslexia/dyscalculia can you or anyone help me with any ideas of how we can go around this problem. I have spoken or written to her tutor at school and it doesnt seems to be resolved even spoken to year head/key stage 3 head.... what can we do now! :)

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Joined Apr 23, 2005
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Posted:Apr 30, 2005 8:58:32 PM

My son has a similar problem. I was told it is because he in not reconizing social clues.

He has group visits with the guidance counciler to work on better way to handle bullies and to better reconize social clues. I have seen improvement. :)

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Posted:May 01, 2005 4:01:44 AM

This comes under the label NLD, non verbal learning disorder.

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Posted:May 27, 2005 2:01:43 AM

I'm LD too and so I think I miss social cues. I wonder why I don't know sometimes but it's best to keep a positive attitude

"The only thing I know to do is just keep fighting, keep working. If there's any way I can help this team, I will. And if it doesn't happen, well, it won't be from a lack of effort or lack of trying." - Yankees pitcher Kevin Brown

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Posted:Jun 02, 2005 8:04:56 AM

Every child with social issues is does not have a non-verbal learning disability, just to clarify.

Children with language based LD (dyslexia for example) do not process language normally and that can cause social problems. Slow processing, anxiety, word retrieval, etc can all contribute to this issue.

You don't say how old your daughter is, but chances are she could benefit from some speech/language work on her social use of langugage (pragmatics) or some social skills therapy. We've done it all with our LD son at various times in his life.

My observation is that some children just need to be taught certain social skills explicitly.

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Posted:Jun 02, 2005 9:30:53 PM

as part of an IEP, you may want to look at having her work with a school psych or social worker to work on social skills.

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