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Social Communication Disorder

Social Communication disorder is characterized by difficulties with the use of verbal and nonverbal language for social purposes. Primary difficulties are in social interactionsocial cognition, and pragmatics. Specific deficits are evident in the individual’s ability to 

  • communicate for social purposes in ways that are appropriate for the particular social context; 
  • change communication to match the context or needs of the listener;  
  • follow rules for conversation and storytelling;  
  • understand nonliterate or ambiguous language; and 
  • understand what is not explicitly stated.