It has been recognized that social skills are just as important to a person’s life as all the other skills they learn through education and experience. Parents of children with Asperger’s syndrome know that for some children learning these skills can be fraught with difficulty.
As parents and educators have become more familiar with Asperger’s they have realized that children suffering from it may suffer from a social skills deficit and have taken steps to address this. Social skills groups have been developed for those suffering from the condition, and other children that are socially challenged, to help them learn these vital life skills. Social skills groups are usually run by an adult professional, such as a psychologist, social worker or speech therapist, that have received specialized training in helping these children to learn social cues and behavior in a safe environment. They apply the skills they learn in these groups to improve their everyday social interactions and live better lives.