Social skills

Social communication skills targeted at Communication Across Barriers may include the ability to vary speech style, take the perspective of others, understand and appropriately use the rules for verbal and nonverbal communication, and use the structural aspects of language (e.g., vocabulary, syntax, and phonology) to accomplish these goals. Behavioral intervention techniques are utilized to modify existing skills and teach new behaviors, and teach social communication behaviors in one-on-one, discrete trial instruction or naturalistic settings with peers or other communication partners. Our social skills groups use instruction, role play, and feedback to teach ways of interacting appropriately with peers. Groups typically consist of two to four individuals with social communication disorder and a clinician. CAB offers social skills groups for school-age children and adults.