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Social Communication Disorders in School-Age Children

Signs and symptoms of social communication disorders include problems with social interaction (e.g., speech style and context, rules for linguistic politeness), social cognition (e.g., emotional competence, understanding emotions of self and others), and pragmatics (e.g., communicative intentions, body language, eye contact).

See components of social communication [PDF] and social communication benchmarks [PDF] across the age span.

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