Tag: social skills

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Augmentative and alternative communication or AAC are communication methods that can be used to supplement or replace common communication modes (i.e., writing or speech). AAC can be used with individuals with impairments in the production or comprehension of spoken or written language. There are various types of AAC systems that can help individuals communicate: Unaided …

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Bullying

Bullying is a prevalent topic; more so these days considering that children are constantly being physically and or verbally harassed at school. “The estimated rates of bullying and victimization worldwide vary from 5 to 38% for girls and from 6 to 41% for boys (Due et al. 2005).” This can be considerably problematic when children …

The Importance of Social Skills

Social skills have become a popular topic in the Autism world.  Many parents find themselves wondering how important are social skills in my child’s life?  Social skills “are those behaviors which within a given situation predict important social outcomes” (J. Krempa, K. Mckinnon, 2002).  They are the rules and expectations of society and everyday life …

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