Social Communication in Preschoolers and School-Age Children: Assessment and Intervention
One of the responsibilities of the school-based speech-language pathologist is to address the problem-solving and social communication skills of children with diverse linguistic profiles. Children with language impairment may experience problems in social communication because of specific social cognitive or pragmatic deficits (e.g., misreading of social cues, limited strategies for peer group entry), or as a consequence of peers’ negative perceptions of their language abilities. This program focuses on assessment and intervention strategies to address diverse social communication difficulties. A model of social communicative competence is presented to provide a framework for comprehensive assessment of children’s social communication. Evidence-based intervention strategies to address specific social communication problems are provided.
You will be able to:
- describe social communicative behaviors in children with and without language disorders
- discuss a framework for viewing social communication competence
- design an assessment protocol for evaluating children’s social communication performance
- develop intervention strategies to address social communication problems in preschoolers and school age children
two new language and literacy programs
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