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13 Signs of social skill (pragmatic) speech issues


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Joined: Nov 12, 2008
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Posted Nov 19, 2008 at 11:24:42 AM
Subject: 13 Signs of social skill (pragmatic) speech issues

1. No eye contact

2. struggles with taking turns in conversation

3. Off topic

4. Lack of understanding for how to introduce or change topics

5. Lack of understanding how to rephrase when misunderstood

6. Doesn’t understand verbal and nonverbal social cues

7. Inappropriate proximity (closeness) to partner in conversation

8. Inappropriate facial expressions

9. Inappropriate tone (we speak differently to a baby than an adult or peer)

10. Lack of appropriate volume control

11. Inappropriate use of conversation from playground to classroom

12. tell stories in disorganized way

13. have low variety of language use

if I do believe my child is struggling what do I do?
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dolfrog
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Posted:Nov 25, 2008 10:44:17 AM

Hi

There could be a whole range of issues.
But one could be Auditory Processing Disorder (APD).


Those who have APD have problems processing waht they hear.
How do we learn to speak, we learn to speak listening to others speaking processing the sound information and then reproducing it as our own speech.
Those who have APD have a listening problem ands so have a problems using and following speech.

Those who have APD may have poor auditory memories so nor be able to reatin or rember much of ewaht has been said, and also have Word retrieval problems when trying to express their own thoughts in speech.

We are not hardwired to speak. Speech is an acquired skill, and some may have a sensory information processing deficit, which makes using this skill difficult, and may appear to others to be inappropriate.

So you should really be looking at the real problems which could be one or more sensory and or motor information processing deficits, that create these symptoms.

best wishes

dolfrog


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EveryoneCanLearn
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Posted:Nov 27, 2008 1:16:14 AM

yes, this is true. However they still end up needing the social skills training along with their assistance in auditory processing skills. The biggest point in the above is that if those signs are there, then there is something going on that the parent should check into. It is my experience that many parents just think their child just doesn't do well socially and that this is ok. They don't realize that their child probably has something causing this and they can get them help.

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