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Social Communication Disorders

Social Communication Disorders 2019-01-14T18:25:08+00:00

What are Social Communication Disorders?

Some children have difficulties understanding the unspoken rules of communication.  They may have difficulty using eye contact, following conversational turn-taking, telling and understanding stories, interacting appropriately with others in social situations, staying on topic, making and keeping friends, or understanding what was not explicitly stated.


The cause of social communication disorders is not known. They many be associated with other disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). For more information on ASD, please click here.


Speech-Language Pathologists at Butterfly will gather a case history, observe your child’s interaction skills by engaging them in conversation, evaluate their communicative functions, and assess their ability to understand figurative and ambiguous language.

Treatment at Butterfly

A treatment plan will be developed to meet your child’s individual needs. Treatment may focus on teaching the rules of conversation and social interaction, reading through social stories, learning social scripts for various social situations through role play, and practicing maintaining and initiating conversation topics.

To book an assessment or for more information on Social Communication Disorders please email or call us at 905-206-0300.