Social communication is the use of language in social contexts. It encompasses social interaction, social cognition, pragmatics, and language processing. If you have social communication skills you can change your styles of expression, you can change your tone, understand verbal and non-verbal rules and signs. You can use proper vocabulary, grammar and phonology at the right time and the right place. Social communication is vital to develop social relationships with other people. It is also useful and important for academics. Now days classes are based on team-work projects. There are certain rules to use language according to the situations and according to people present at that time.
Rules for social Communication–
Taking turns is one of the basic rules which is very important for any conversations. You should stay on the topic while talking to someone. You need to use facial expressions, gestures, hand movements, body movements etc. Whatever is required, when you are talking to a person or in a group. You need to give eye contact a proper eye contact during conversations you can touch another person and divert attention towards you. We can use both the languages if the person we are talking is bilingual, but use only one language if the person you are talking can understand only one language. Voice should not be too loud or too low. Your speed of talking should be appropriate.
1. Wishing- Say ‘Hello’, ‘Hi’, ‘Bye’ etc. When you meet someone.
2- Requesting- if you need something from someone you should request ” please give me water”
3- Providing information- Giving the right information that another person or a group of people doesn’t know e.g. ” Tomorrow is holiday”.
4- Body language- You need to use your hand movements, facial expressions and body movements when you are speaking to someone.
5- Asking questions- During a conversation you should ask questions if you have some in your mind.
6- Accent- Your tone should not be monotonous it should change according to the situation.
Check Social communication difficulties
A child who has trouble with social communication may say something which doesn’t match his actions, facial expressions and he may start laughing or begin to talk about something else. A child talks without giving an eye contact.
Using vocabulary in restricted ways. Maybe she won’t say hi, bye, sorry or thank you. Instead of demanding what she wants, she will scream. She may not take turns. She is talking to self and smiling. She might have a social communication disorder if your child has a lot of trouble with these laws.
In this scenario- Contact Speech and language Therapist
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