SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

What is social communication?

"Social communication is the use of language in social contexts. It encompasses social interaction, social cognition, pragmatics, and language processing.

Social communication skills include the ability to vary speech style, take the perspective of others, understand and appropriately use the rules for verbal and nonverbal communication, and use the structural aspects of language (e.g., vocabulary, syntax and phonology) to accomplish these goals."

— American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) 'Social Communication'

At ClearConvo, we use only evidence-based interventions to address social communication challenges in adults, teenagers and school aged children.

Can social communication therapy be done online?

All of our speech therapy interventions are suitable to be delivered both online and in person.

How can speech therapy help?

At ClearConvo we use evidence-based programs designed specifically for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) to teach social skills in a clear and engaging manner.

We can help with:

  • Being able to understand facial expressions, tone of voice and body language

  • Understanding if someone is being genuine or sarcastic

  • Starting, maintaining and ending conversations

  • Understanding conversation 'rules'

  • Building friendship skills

  • Training communication partners (e.g., family and team members) to better support the communication skills of their loved one

  • Supporting the executive functions (e.g., organisation, planning, attention, problem solving, self-monitor future, goal-directed, behaviour)

  • Improving interviewing skills

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Evidence based practice

At ClearConvo we are committed to professional development and exclusively use the latest evidence-based interventions in collaboration with our clients to help them achieve their goals. 

Experience you can trust​

The ClearConvo team is experienced in addressing the social communication challenges of children and adults. Andrea, our senior practice leader has been providing social communications support since 2007. Andrea has provided assessment and intervention in hospitals, homes, schools, and community settings from the sub-acute rehabilitation stage through to the chronic stage for individuals of all ages.