Using verbal and nonverbal communication in various social contexts
Social Communication refers to a child's ability to use language to interact with others in a variety of situations.
Children with good social communication skills:
Characteristics of social communication disorders include difficulties with the use of verbal and nonverbal language for social purposes. A social communication disorder may occur alone or within the context of other conditions such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), language impairment, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Subtest 5: Pragmatics measures the ability to use nonverbal communication (facial expressions, body language, etc.) and contextual cues to interpret social communication. The child is shown different drawings of social contexts (e.g., an ice cream shop, a doctor’s office, a classroom, etc.), given a verbal description of what’s happening in the picture, and then asked to select the person in the picture who is doing the talking or the listening. Example: A person is looking for a favorite toy. Someone asked, “Can I help you find it?”. Point to the person who asked, “Can I help you find it?”.