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What is Pragmatics?
Pragmatics is using social communication when we interact with other people. There are norms that we follow when we talk to people. We use facial expressions, gestures, tone of voice, and words to convey our thoughts and feelings to our communication partner.
When children or adults have difficulty understanding social conventions, it makes it difficult to socialize.
According to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, social communication includes three skill sets.
1. Using language for different intentions such as:
2. Following social conventions when conversing with a communication partner:
3. Changing language and tone depending on the listener or situation
What are some signs that my child has difficulties with social communication?
Helpful tips to work on social communication
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Social Communication. Retrieved from https://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/social-communication/.