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Behaviours, emotions, and social skills

Help your child learn to understand and manage their feelings.


As your child grows and develops, they begin to learn about managing their behaviours and emotions. At the same time, they are learning how to understand and react to sensations. All of this helps them learn the social skills they need to interact and become independent.

Pediatric rehabilitation can help if your child is having challenges in these areas of development.

Social skills

Social skills include how children learn to play and interact with others. These skills can affect how children take part in games and activities and help them become more independent as they grow.

Sensory processing

As your child grows and develops, they begin to understand and manage their feelings as well as process sensations. This affects how they take part in daily routines, play, learn and connect with others.

Current as of: May 21, 2024
Author: Pediatric Rehabilitation Services, Alberta Health Services
Rehabilitation Advice Line

Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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