Social communication is the use of language in social contexts. It encompasses social interaction, social cognition, pragmatics, and language processing.
Social communication skills include the ability to vary speech style, take the perspective of others, understand and appropriately use the rules for verbal and nonverbal communication, and use the structural aspects of language (e.g., vocabulary, syntax, and phonology) to accomplish these goals.
SOCIAL COMMUNICATION BENCHMARKS
Consider cultural and linguistic factors that may influence appropriateness and/or relevance of benchmarks.
Table based on information from Gard, Gilman, & Gorman (1993) and Russell (2007).