Why are Social Skills Important?
Social Skill instruction helps children become confident, secure and active participants in their daily environments. Whether it’s engaging peers on the playground or working with others in the classroom setting, strong Social Skills are important in making sure that messages are well received, and confident communication is maintained.
Benefits of Social Skills Instruction Include:
Joining In and Initiating Play with Peers
Increased Eye Contact
Turn Taking & Sharing
Reciprocal Commenting and Question Asking
Negotiating Conflicts & Problem Solving
Cooperative and Collaborative Play Skills
Increased Social Confidence
Emotional Awareness in Self and Others
Increased Independence from Adults in a Group Setting
Building and Sustaining Friendships
Improving Conversational Skills