Social Communication Difficulties

Children have difficulty understanding social cues, pragmatics, facial expressions and/ or body language of others.

Children who have social communication difficulties display the following behaviours in all settings:

  • do not know how or have difficulty interacting with family, friends and caregivers
  • have minimal or no eye contact
  • difficulty showing and reading facial expressions
  • do not show or understand body language/gestures
  • have poor awareness of personal space
  • have poor understanding of emotions or empathy
  • have poor understanding on the rules of conversation; e.g. turn-taking in conversations 
  • speak out of topic or monopolise conversations
  • have irrelevant speech or answers
  • literal and do not understand sarcasm, ambiguous or figurative speech 
  • have difficulty adapting speech for different listeners e.g. talk to teacher in the same way as talking to peers
  • have problems understanding meaning conveyed by tone of voice or implied meaning
  • poor or lack in greetings or farewells
  • delayed development of speech

Fix an appointment for your child to go for our Dynamic Diagnostic Assessment (DDA™) to identify your child’s learning and developmental strengths and weaknesses.

Bridge Learning specialised early intervention programmes to intervene in social communication difficulties: