Communication Disorders

Communication Disorders

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An individual with social (pragmatic) communication disorder demonstrates difficulties with the social use of verbal and non-verbal communication skills. While they may have a strong literal vocabulary, children or adults with this disorder may have trouble understanding non literal communication expressed by others. They often have difficulty engaging in or maintaining conversation or understanding the need to alter communication to fit a particular context (e.g., talking differently to an adult than to a child, lowering one's voice in a movie theater). People with this disorder often struggle to talk about emotions and may have difficulty engaging socially with others.