This lesson covers:
BCAT A-1: Knowledge of deficits in social-emotional reciprocity
BCAT A-2: Knowledge of deficits in nonverbal communicative behaviors used for social interaction
BCAT A-3: Knowledge of deficits in developing, maintaining, and understanding relationships
The first criterion is persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts. These deficits may include abnormal social approach and failure of normal back-and-forth conversation; reduced sharing of interests, emotions, or affect; and failure to initiate or respond to social interactions.
These deficits often become apparent when an individual does the following
EXAMPLENadia does not smile back when her mom smiles at her in the playroom.
EXAMPLEBrady keeps playing and shows no reaction when his friend gets hurt on the playground, falls down, and starts to cry.
Let's say, hey to Justin.
Can you say it louder so he can hear you?
Hi. There you go.
Good. Try and look at her, please.
Good job, buddy. All right let's say, hey to Lily.
These deficits include poorly integrated verbal and nonverbal communication, abnormalities in eye contact and body language (e.g., avoids eye contact with others), difficulty understanding and using gestures, and lack of understanding and use of appropriate facial expressions (e.g., does not react to peer’s angry facial expression). Individuals displaying these deficits
EXAMPLEJason does not look at his friends when talking to them. He does not recognize when his friend looks confused and shrugs his shoulders about what Jason is saying to him, so he continues talking. He does not understand why his friend eventually walks away.
Or your 3DS-- I'm so sorry. Your electronic.
Guess what. I was at Cracker Barrel, and I caught a legendary with a Luxray bomb.
What's a legendary?
In Jackson's book, it says legendary and, well, number one, you can you can find some by flying with the Latias and Latios.
Where do you fly? Is this in real life?
No. It's all in my game.
Oh, what game?
Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby.
Oh, OK. That's probably why I don't know what a legendary is.
Deficits in this area include difficulties adjusting behavior to suit various social contexts, difficulties in sharing imaginative play or making friends, and an absence of interest in peers. Deficits of this nature may be exhibited when an individual does not develop friendships appropriate to a developmental level beyond those with caregivers (e.g., spends no time with peers outside of times prescribed by teachers).
Individuals may also have great difficulty maintaining any existing peer relationships. This type of deficit may also be displayed by an individual who only plays with those of a much younger age and does not have relationships with peers of the same age.
Regarding peer relationships, individuals displaying deficits of this nature:
EXAMPLEChristian rarely interacts with any classmates on the playground and does not respond to their invitations to play. He spends most of the class free time collecting leaves on the ground.
There are outs. There are outs.
Getting aggressive with a ball.