Social Skills, Play and OT

We live in a social world that is more interconnected than ever.

One of the most important parts of a child’s life is the time they spend playing and interacting with others. The development of effective social skills have been well noted in research as vital in supporting a child’s participation with both learning and leisure activities. Children with poor social skills often miss out on these important learning opportunities, which can negatively impact their participation in school and other key activities.

In this rapid response, clinical team leader Jacky Peile shares about how Occupational Therapy can support a child who is experiencing social difficulties.

If you have concerns about your child’s social skills, we are happy to have a quick chat with you to discuss if Occupational Therapy is suitable for you!

Please note that any information presented within these RESOURCES are for general education purposes only and in no way are a substitute for individualised assessment, feedback, management, and/or treatment from a qualified health professional.