Social-Cognitive Therapy helps to give a child the tools to understand the world of social cues and help them surmise what the feelings of attitudes of others are.

  • Imagine not being able to interpret the emotions and cues of the people around you.
  • How would you navigate social situations, or feel confident about other’s attitude towards you?

This is what social interaction can feel like for someone with a social cognitive deficit, and it is even more frustrating for young children who are in their prime for learning social behaviors. Social cognitive disorders may consists of an individual diagnosis or be part of a more general disorder such as autism, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or Aspergers (AD).

We work with your child to help them with:

  • Thinking flexibly as an individual and throughout social interactions
  • Taking others’ perspectives into account
  • Regulating their emotions when in public or social situations
  • Understanding the meaning behind the thoughts and feelings of others
  • Understanding facial expressions
  • Understanding body language and gestures

Does my child need Social Cognitive Therapy?

  • Does your child tend to be rigid or inflexible in their thinking?
  • Does your child have a hard time transitioning to a change in schedule or routine?
  • Does your child interrupt others when speaking?
  • Does your child frequently get into fights with peers or siblings?
  • Does your child have to be taught implied social rules?
  • Does your child get frustrated easily and cannot figure out solutions to problems?
  • Does your child have trouble looking at people in the eyes when talking or listening?
  • Does your child have difficulty understanding facial expressions?
  • Does your child have difficulty understanding gestures and body language?
  • Does your child give too many irrelevant details when communicating?
  • Does your child give too few details when interacting with others?
  • Does your child have a hard time understanding humor?