What is Social Skills Training?
Social Skills Training (SST) Understanding and responding in social circumstances is one of the basic aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Many children and adults with ASD require extra help to understand social behaviors and how to interact with family, friends, and the community.
Individuals with ASD may be motivated to engage in meaningful interactions with others, but many require regular instruction in order to achieve positive social outcomes. One evidence-based strategy for helping people with ASD better understand social interactions and how to engage with others socially is Social Skill Training (SST).
Social Skills and ABA
In an ABA social skills class, taking turns, conversation, sharing, joining a group, working with others toward a common goal, understanding facial expressions, tone of voice, and so on are broken down into smaller components and then taught systematically. Small class numbers allow for the formation of friendships and the teaching of skills required for inclusion in classes and communities.
The following are some of the social skills that ABA therapy can help with:
- Playing games that are interactive
- Starting a conversation, taking turns, and following directions
- The following are the social communication rules:
- Adaptive abilities
- a decrease in undesirable behaviors
- Eye contact that is appropriate
- Recognizing and comprehending social cues
Participants’ age and skill level have a substantial impact on SST programs. Fundamental play skills such as turn-taking, waiting for others, and eye contact are examples of social skills for toddlers.
Expression of thoughts, workplace behavior, and sustaining friendships are examples of social skills for adolescents and young adults with ASD. One advantage of social skills programs is that they can be tailored to the talents and needs of each individual.
Qualified Social Skills Training in Ft Worth, TX
Autism, often known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a complex illness characterized by communication and behavioral issues. It can manifest itself in a wide range of symptoms and abilities. ASD might be a small issue or a severe condition that necessitates full-time care in a facility.
Communication is difficult for people with autism. They have a hard time comprehending what other people are thinking and feeling. This makes it difficult for individuals to communicate, whether through words, gestures, facial expressions, or touch.
The earlier you treat autism the better. We are fully staffed and equipped to handle your child’s treatment needs. Give us a call or fill out our contact form today.