Many of our learners find social situations difficult because they struggle with social cues and etiquettes. In addition they often find it difficult to understand how other people feel and difficult to comprehend that other people’s beliefs, interests and experiences are different to their own. They also lack any understanding about how the decisions they make can have a profound effect on others’ lives.
Being able to communicate effectively (vocally, written, ICT, non- verbal) is one of the most important skills for life as it allows learners to make themselves understood and to understand others thereby enabling them to function socially. Good communication skills are also prerequisites for learning and academic success.