Social skills are those communication, problem-solving, decision making, self-management, and peer relations abilities that allow one to initiate, build, and maintain positive social relationships with others. Deficits or excesses in social behaviour interfere with friendship, adult-child relationships, learning, teaching, and the classroom’s orchestration and climate. One’s social competence is linked to peer acceptance, teacher acceptance, and success of inclusion efforts with students with disabilities, and post school success.
The defining characteristic of kids with EBP (Emotional Behaviour Problems) is their inability to build and sustain positive relationships. Kids with EBP are 3 times more likely than general kids to be rejected because of their behaviour. It’s time to use more than point systems to “manage” the behaviour of these pupils. We need more than “The curriculum of control“. We must teach the skills we wish to see displayed by our behaviourally challenged students.
At Arivu, we provide Social skills development training in groups. Yoga is part of our group therapy which has helped children especially with Autism, Down syndrome, Mental Retardation and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Your child may have problems using social skills to connect with other people. He/she may seem to be in his own world. It may be hard for him/her to
- share a common focus with another person about the same object or event-known as joint attention;
- play with others and share toys;
- understand feelings;
- make and keep friends
- have a communication with adult or teacher
- follow the rules set for the group or for himself/herself
For more information on the above mentioned issues, please check our Educational videos and Informative articles section