Inability to Comprehend Social Cues (4B)
Students with receptive deficits have difficulty accurately interpreting other's body language, perceiving emotions, or understanding the subtle visual cues of facial expression. Additionally, they may misperceive social interactions and respond by laughing inappropriately or becoming unexpectedly angry or argumentative. Those with expressive deficits may have difficulty using appropriate facial expressions or maintaining eye contact particularly when they are anxious or under stress. Students may also have difficulty gauging personal space and may stand too close or discuss private information loudly.
- Is it hard for you to tell how someone feels based only on their facial expressions or vocal intonation?
- Has misinterpreting other people's body language impacted your social interactions?
- Do you find that other people frequently misunderstand you because of your tone or expressions?
- Do you often find that you have violated a rule but you are not clear about what you did?
- Do you find that people have become really frustrated with you but you don't know why?
- What accommodations or strategies have been effective in the past?
- Dimaggio, G., Vanheule, S., Lysaker, P. H., Carcione, A., & Nicol?, G. (2009). Impaired self-reflection in psychiatric disorders among adults: A proposal for the existence of a network of semi independent functions. Consciousness and Cognition, 18, 653-664.
- Bach, L. J. & David, A. S. (2006). Self-awareness after acquired and traumatic brain injury. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 16, 397-414.
- The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library: Autism Spectrum Disorders
- National Resource Center on AD/HD: Social Skills in Adults with AD/HD
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