People with these challenges often have strong verbal skills. But they have trouble with communication that isn’t verbal. They frequently miss social cues like tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language.
They might not realize they’re standing too close when the person they’re talking to takes a step back. They might not recognize that a frown means they’re talking about something that’s inappropriate. Or that a certain tone of voice means the person is teasing.
Not getting the subtle, unspoken messages people send out makes it hard to form relationships. It can also leave people feeling isolated.
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