Play and Social Skills

Play and Social Skills

Play and Social interactions require skills such as attention and concentration, appropriate behaviour, effective language use and the ability to plan and sequence physically (e.g. during games) as well as to learn to anticipate what might happen next. Without these, play skills are few and repetitive and social skills are underdeveloped which can result in social isolation. Both can also contribute to learning delays.

The child in your care may be struggling with play and social skills if they have difficulties with:

How RISE can help:

Our Occupational and Speech Therapists are skilled in supporting children to develop play and social interaction skills, including turn taking, anticipating what’s coming next and reading facial and body gestures to help read ‘social cues’. We aim to guide the children to understand better how to be comfortable in different situations so that they can establish closer connections with their peers and caregivers.



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