Social skills training helps the child or adult who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) be less aggressive and impulsive, manage anger, and behave in a more socially acceptable way. Techniques include:
Social skills training uses specific steps and goals, such as learning how to:
Social skills training is an important part of managing ADHD. Individual sessions or small group settings are both appropriate environments for learning these skills. Many school districts now offer social skills classes for students with ADHD (and other conditions), using specialized curricula.
Social skills training appears to help children, teens, and adults learn appropriate behaviours. But more study is needed, especially on the long-term effects of this type of training.
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ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineThomas M. Bailey, MD, CCFP - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerLouis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Current as ofDecember 7, 2017
Current as of: December 7, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Thomas M. Bailey, MD, CCFP - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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