Social Skills Development for Children with Communication Disorders
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Social Skills Development for Children with Communication Disorders

Teaching social skills to young hearing impaired children and learners with communication disorders to improve their ability to communicate and interact with others.

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Questions and Answers

What is a common issue children with language difficulties may face when following instructions?

They have difficulty understanding the meaning of words

Why might a child with language difficulties appear 'difficult'?

They do not fully understand what is being said

What is a common challenge children with language difficulties may face in their social skills development?

They have difficulty understanding games and tasks

What might be a reason for a child's reluctance to speak?

<p>They are worried about being misunderstood</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a characteristic of a child with speech sound production difficulties?

<p>They have difficulty making particular sounds in simple words</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a common issue children with language difficulties may face in their attention and listening skills?

<p>They have difficulty concentrating on a task</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a common behaviour linked to language difficulties in children of all ages?

<p>Poor behaviour</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why might a child's speech be difficult to understand?

<p>They have a reduced number of sounds available to them</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a common way children with language difficulties may appear to understand spoken language?

<p>They get clues from following other children</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a characteristic of a child with attention and listening difficulties?

<p>They have difficulty listening to spoken language</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Communication Disorders in Children

  • Children with communication disorders have trouble communicating with others, which can lead to difficulties in social skills, academic performance, and cognitive functioning.

Definition of Communication Disorders

  • A child with a communication disorder may struggle with understanding or making sounds of speech, word choice, word order, or sentence structure.

Functions of Communication

  • Communication serves several functions, including: • Narrating • Explaining • Informing • Requesting (manding) • Expressing feelings

Speech and Language

  • Speech is the expression of language with sounds or oral production, produced through precise psychological and neuromuscular coordination involving respiration, phonation, and articulation.
  • Language is a formalized code used by a group of people to communicate, and is primary arbitrary.
  • Speech impairments include stuttering, impaired articulation, and language or voice impairment.
  • Language disorders involve problems in one or more of the five components of language and are often classified as expressive or receptive.

Impact on Social Skills and Academic Performance

  • Speech and language problems can affect: • Social skills: reluctance to interact with others, exclusion or rejection by peers, difficulty carrying on a conversation, and problems negotiating rules for games • Academic performance: reluctance to contribute to discussions, difficulty organizing ideas, difficulty recognizing phonemes, difficulty producing sounds, and failure to follow directions

Learning Characteristics

  • Children with communication disorders may exhibit: • Cognitive functioning difficulties: difficulty organizing information for recall, slow responding, and inattentiveness • Behavioural difficulties: high level of frustration, frequent arguments, and withdrawing from interaction

Teaching Strategies

  • Adaptations for students with communication disorders include: • Allowing more time to complete assignments • Providing individualized support • Modifying activities to meet student needs • Using positive reinforcement and peer assistance

Identification of Communication Disorders

  • Children with communication disorders may struggle with: • Understanding spoken language • Following instructions • Making sense of what is being said to them • Describing past events in longer sentences
  • Poor behaviour can be linked to language difficulties in children of all ages.
  • Children with speech sound production difficulties may have problems with intelligibility, reduced sounds, and reluctance to speak.
  • Attention and listening difficulties can affect concentration and following adult instructions.

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