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 Flexibility

  • Increased Eye Contact

  • Turn Taking & Sharing

  • Reciprocal Commenting and Question Asking

  • Negotiating Conflicts & Problem Solving

  • Cooperative and Collaborative Play Skills

  • Increased Social Confidence

  • Self-Regulation

  • Emotional Awareness in Self and Others

  • Increased Independence from Adults in a Group Setting

  • Building and Sustaining Friendships

  • Improving Conversational Skills