For those that drive, the rules of the road are pretty easy for us to follow as we see them via signs, we have driver manuals and if needed, corrected either socially or via by law. If we do not obey the rules of the road, there are accidents. Social skills are similar to driving, if we do not follow the rules, there are "social accidents" where someone is usually left hurt, annoyed, angry or frustrated. The challenge is, there are no clear signs, road maps or manual. Other than some verbal correction, many are driving their social vehicle blindly and a there are more than a few "Social" accidents.
People pick up social cues from parents, read body language, can interpret non verbals, inference and have a desire to be connected socially. . For some, the above is a challenge and often inhibits their ability to make and keep friends, get promotions in a job, work in a team and find lasting and meaningful relationships.
If you or someone you love struggles socially,
Spectrum Insights can help!
- How to read body language and non verbals
- Using body language and eye contact to communicate
- How to Small Talk and start conversations
- Effective listening skills / Reflective Listening
- How to make a good first impression
- Managing social Anxiety
- Social rules at work, school, public transport, restaurants, stores, parties and social events!
John Anderson has been teaching social and life skills since 2009
privately and via his business Spectrum Insights.
He has recently organized and co led a 6 week pilot project at the Royal Ottawa teaching Social & Life Skills to young adults. The course material is now available to use for private or group sessions.
More information including parent testimonials can be found on our
Autism Coaching page.
To book a session please connect
via John's personal email or call directly: