Social Communication Specialists is a private practice speech therapy clinic that specializes in creating and providing innovative language and social thinking therapy services to preschoolers through adults with social and/or language delays.
Our programs are designed to address social and language difficulties that are associated with receptive and expressive language delays, pragmatic language delays, social skill deficits, ADHD/ADD and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Extensive parent training is a critical part of all our programs.
Our mission at SCS is to improve each client’s ability to engage, relate, and communicate meaningfully and successfully with others.
Common characteristics of individuals with Social Thinking challenges…
Is Your Child Struggling With:
- Developing language skills/learning to talk?
- Engaging or interacting with others?
- Playing with same-age peers in ways that are considered ‘age-appropriate’?
- Social imitation?
- Developing and maintaining friendships?
- Understanding the emotions, intentions and motives of others?
- Working with others as part of a class or a group?
- Organizing and planning?
- Completing or turning in homework?
- Using abstract and flexible thinking for academic tasks such as reading comprehension, written expression and higher level math?
- Frustration or anger?
- Anxiety and/or depression?
- Use language to get his/her wants an needs met but not to ‘socialize’?
- Have a great imagination but struggles to share the imagination of others?
- Have quite a bit of language but fails to use it to connect meaningfully with others?
- ‘Connect’ fairly well with adults while all but ignoring other children?
- Have a good sense of humor but often appears to miss the subtleties of humor?
- Have a communication style that is perceived as ‘odd?’
- Prefer to talk about his/her own topics of interest?
- Respond well to routine?
- Dislike change?
- Have a tendency to ‘over-focus’ on details?
- Appear to lack ‘common sense?’
- Have poor problem solving skills?
- Feel ‘left out’ by peers or is the target of teasing or bullying?