During a child’s growth and development period, it is a must to help them cultivate social skills. After all, cultivating social skills while they are still young will allow them to better integrate with their peers and reap various benefits for their overall well-being.
Here are the most important social skills to cultivate in a child, regardless if they have developmental disorders or not:
- Sharing or showing a willingness to share toys, food, and other resources to other people
- Cooperating with others, especially with their peers, to achieve a common goal
- Following directions
- Using manners such as saying thank you and please
- Respecting another child’s/person’s personal space
- Listening to other people talk during a conversation
- Making eye contact during a conversation
It may take a lot of patience and even autism therapy in Massachusetts to teach children with autism these social skills. Don’t give up on teaching them, though. Instilling these social skills as they grow can positively impact their standard of living in the future.