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Neurodiversity-Affirming Problem Solving

Child solving problems - neurodiversity

Both children and adults often struggle with problem-solving in social situations. This can result in misunderstandings or conflicts. Many of these issues stem from misinterpreting or not understanding another person’s intentions or motivations for doing/saying something, or acting a certain way.

Children face a variety of problems in their daily lives, ranging from academic difficulties to problems with peers. However, many children lack the skills necessary for problem-solving. As a result, these children may fall behind in school or struggle to maintain friendships.

Some children, who lack problem-solving skills, can react quickly without recognizing their choices. For example, a child may hit a peer who gets in his way because she's not sure what else to do or a child may leave the classroom without permission because he's not sure how to respond to teasing or a social situation which he is finding stressful.

Problem Solving - Neurodiversity-Affirming Skills for Social Situations

Problem-solving is a skill which can be developed through targeted practice. Check out our resources in the link below! These provide children/teenagers with the opportunity to develop these skills and apply them to their own lives.


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