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What are some specific social skills interventions for children?

Douglas E. Severance, MD
Family Medicine
Kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often helped by specific social skills interventions. Training in social skills can help kids learn to behave in ways that lead to social acceptance. Without such training, many kids with ADHD cannot interact well with their peers. They end up being avoided and rejected, which only leads to more inappropriate behavior and more rejection. Social skills training can stop the cycle by teaching kids better ways to behave, such as listening more, sharing, and not getting angry.

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