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Does Your Child Have Social Skills Deficits?Here are some signs that your child may need help with social skills:
Is your child not good at working out social problems?
Is your child not good at anticipating the consequences of his behavior?
Is your child not good at adapting his conversation to the responses of his listeners?
Does your child seem to be weak in complex social interactions such as persuasion, negotiation, resisting peer pressure, giving or accepting criticism?
Is your child commonly rejected or isolated by his classmates and peers?
Is your child the recipient of a lot of negative and non-supportive statements, criticisms, warnings and negative nonverbal reactions from his teachers?
Is your child poor at adapting to new social situations?
Is your child frequently judged negatively by adults?
Does your child have a low tolerance of frustration and failure?
Does your child have difficulty interpreting or making inferences from the speech of others?
Does your child have difficulty interpreting or inferring the nonverbal language of others?
If you feel your child has social skill deficits, go to How to Teach Your Child Social Skills and find out what you can do.
Anthony Kane, MD
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