Social Skills refer to skills needed to interact and get along with others. They are important in developing and maintaining friendships.


There are many ways to teach children social skills.  Treatment at North Shore Child Psychology follows a comprehensive assessment to identify individual needs and areas of difficulty.  Social skills may also be taught as part of a broader treatment programme.

Examples of social skills include:

  • Holding a conversation
  • Joining in games
  • Sharing and turn taking
  • Inviting a friend to play
  • Dealing with rejection
  • Following rules
It also includes assertiveness and dealing with teasing and bullying.
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For some children, social skills are learnt easily, as part of
normal development.  For others, it is more challenging and
these children may require additional help.


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Child and Adolescent Therapy

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Parent and Family Interventions

North Shore Child Psychology