Have you ever faced one of these conditions:
- Do you tell your child to stop, but they keep doing the same thing again and again?
- Do you have an impression that your child knows she/he is not supposed to behave this way, but intentionally CHOOSES to misbehave?
- When you ask your child what he/she is supposed to do, he/she can tell you. Yet, he/she doesn’t do it and you wonder why?
- Are you or your child rejected or bullied by others?
- Are you under impression that you just don’t fit and it’s hard for you to adjust to a new environment?
Because of various reasons some children and adults do not acquire social skills when most of us do. It is especially difficult for those who have learning difficulties and/or ADHD. Often times those are the children and adults who have difficulty perceiving and processing what other people say, do, and display.
Learning disabilities can also affect important components of person’s ability to develop such skills as accurate communication, decision making and problem solving, as well as self-regulation. Those skills are necessary for one’s social acceptance relationships with others including peers, teachers, coworkers and the rest of the world. The following are the skills that lie in the foundation of your/your child’s future success:
- Listening, thus understanding what other say,
- Talking and expressing what they mean,
- Noticing, thus understanding facial and body language,
- Planning, executing behavior, following instructions.
I will help you and your child to develop the skills of:
- Initiating, accepting invitation to, and maintain interactions,
- Making friends and maintaining relationships,
- Starting and maintaining conversations, including greetings, and topics,
- Giving and accepting compliments,
- Taking turns, sharing, and including others in activities,
- Helping others and asking for help,
- Coping and adjusting to new environment and culture.
Please call me at (404) 576-4006 so we can discuss issues related to social skills.