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Meeting the Challenge of Social Pragmatics with Students on the Autism Spectrum

By Vicker, Beverly


This online article provides a brief introduction to the topic of social pragmatics, which refers to the use of language in social interactions with others. The article describes and provides examples of social pragmatics, discusses how pragmatics can be assessed, and discusses interventions to promote pragmatic skills.

Note that social pragmatics should not be confused with the specific diagnosis of Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder (SCD). Social pragmatics, the use of language in social interactions, can be a challenge for individuals with autism or SCD.

The Indiana Resource Center for Autism conducts outreach training, engages in individual consultations, provides ongoing support to school teams, conducts research, and produces and disseminates autism information for professionals and families. [Website]

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This online article is in English


Indiana Resource Center for Autism
Indiana, United States

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