Social skill therapy- Under the microscope

Autism and other mental disorder are becoming prevalent in Singapore. Every year about 400 new cases are diagnosed.

Granted, autism isn’t a life-threatening condition, but it can seriously affect the social and academic development of individualssuffering from it.

While there is no procedure or medication for autism, there are some strategies that can help kids and adults with the condition make friends, build relationships, maintain a conversation, and connect with others.

Social skill therapy has helped a lot of people diagnosed with mental disorders like autism become more sociable.

The following article by Arlin Cuncic is basically an overview of what social skill therapy is all about.

An Overview of Social Skills Training

Social skills training (SST) is a type of social behavioral therapy used to improve social skills in people with mental disorders or developmental disabilities.  Read more here.  

The above article has clearly given you a glimpse of what social skill therapy is all about and why it is very effective. As you likely saw in the article, there are a handful of Social Skill Treatment techniques that can help speed things up and improve the social skill of people with mental disorders. Want to learn more about these techniques? If yes, you should read the following article carefully as it explains how each treatment technique works.

The following article by Minddisorders sheds light on the goal of SST and how it works.

Social skills training

Social skills training (SST) is a form of behavior therapy used by teachers, therapists, and trainers to help persons who have difficulties relating to other peopleRead more here.

As you likely saw in the above article, the goal of social skill training is to teach people with mental and emotional problems interpersonal skills that will make them more sociable and forge friendships. The article also gave you a clear picture of what the various treatment therapy entails and how effective they are. If you have more questions or want to learn more about social skill therapy, you will benefit from the subsequent article.

The following article by HealthEngine unveils the answers to some frequently asked questions about Social skill training.

Social Skills Training (SST)

In some cases, the most devastating effects of psychological and mental disorders are their effects on the social aspect of life. Humans are social creatures and thrive on interaction with othersRead more here. 

The above article has likely quelled your curiosity and given you a clear picture of what social skill therapy is all about. As pointed out in the article, social skill therapy can help people with autism, social phobia, and schizophrenia build their confidence and develop the skills needed to effectively interact with people and make friends. Before any social skill intervention is used, the therapist will first carry out some tests to identify the social problem that needs to be addressed.

Final note

All is not lost for kids and adults who have autism and other mental conditions.

Social skill therapy is presently one of the most effective ways to help people with autism, social phobia, and so on build social skills.

Keep in mind that social skill therapy isn’t a magical process that yields overnight results. So be patient and trust the process.

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