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How to Help Your Child Make Friends

With Tracy Biller M.A., CCC-SLP of Lakeshore Speech Therapy, LLC

Presented: 2015

Description of Presentation

Tracy Biller introduces social skills with an introduction that identifies different types of social skills and the effects that social skills challenges can have on children. She goes on to explain that even though some children may not pick up on the "unwritten rules" of social interaction intuitively, these skills can be taught. The presentation then goes on to provide guidelines and basic steps parents can use to help a struggling child learn social skills, including:
  1. Being an emotion coach
  2. Practicing authoritative parenting
  3. Teaching children to converse in a polite way
  4. Fostering empathy and sympathetic concern
  5. Helping children "read" facial expressions
  6. Coaching kids on how to deal with tricky social situations
  7. Monitoring children's' social lives
  8. Letting children work it out on their own
  9. Watching for bullying

Biller concludes with a seven-step model for teaching social skills and useful video references.

Videos

Tracy Biller Podcast

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