How to Help Your Child Navigate the Social World

How to Help Your Child Navigate the Social World

Today I'm talking with Bryony Rust, a speech and language therapist, all about social communication.

In this episode we talk about:

  • What social communication is and why it's so important.

  • Why social understanding is so easy to overlook as a necessary life skill.

  • How you can help your children learn social communication skills from a very young age.

  • Why listening is half the battle and how to help your child use whole-body listening.

  • Why the eyes are a window into your thought process.

  • The importance of taking your child's perspective.. literally and figuratively.

  • Why you should give your child more time to respond than you naturally feel comfortable with.

  • The value of play and stories in learning social understanding skills.

Check out Bryony's work at https://saltbythesea.com

Listen in to our conversation then head over to the Facebook group at epaftershow.com to continue the conversation!

There’s a lot of busy silence going on with your children. Embrace the awkward silences.
— Bryony Rust

Bryony Rust is a Speech and Language Therapist from the Isle of Wight with over ten years experience supporting children with a broad range of speech, language and communication needs. She specialises in early language development and social communication, providing therapy and consultation for individuals, groups and organisations. An active member of professional bodies ASLTIP and RCSLT, Bryony aims to contribute to the wider discussion about how we improve children’s speech, language and communication skills.

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