“Individuals with Asperger syndrome usually have poor non-verbal communication skills, limited empathy for their peers, difficulties with social interaction, and repetitive and often odd movements, behaviors and interests.
People diagnosed with Asperger syndrome (AS) are commonly characterised as having difficulties with social interaction, social imagination and communication (Attwood, 2006).
His inappropriate social behavior was defined as any speech on a restricted topic that occurred more than once in a conversational exchange or reoccurred across exchanges within a session (i.e., repeating conversational topics related to Sonic the Hedgehog and ninja fighting).
Social interaction means knowing how people are expected to act in certain situations, including interacting with other people. This involves paying attention to social information, interpreting what is going on in these situations, problem solving in certain situations, and then responding.
- Recognise when you can’t do something or don’t understand and say so.
- Stay calm, take a break when frustrated or anxious e.g. go to bathroom.
- Seek help and advice when needed – have a trusted friend as your communications advisor/mentor.
While the two are vastly different, someone with Asperger’s can find it difficult to understand social and emotional cues. For someone with Asperger’s they can long to be able to fit into a crowd, but social awkwardness can take over their wants to fit in.
“The results show adults can continue to learn complex social skills such as making and maintaining friendships, and managing conflict and rejection.
Social communication disorder is a brain-based condition – that is, where the brain hasn’t developed in a typical way. Children with social communication disorder have difficulties using verbal and non-verbal communication appropriately in social situations.
Social communication disorder is characterized by difficulties with the use of verbal and nonverbal language for social purposes. Primary difficulties are in social interaction, social cognition, and pragmatics.
Here important social skills you can develop to facilitate better interactions in your workplace:
- Effective communication. The ability to communicate effectively with others is a core social skill. …
- Conflict resolution. …
- Active listening. …
- Empathy. …
- Relationship management. …
Autistic people have difficulties in the two main areas of:
- social communication and interaction.
- restricted or repetitive behaviours, interests and activities (including sensory processing difficulties).