Does this sound familiar -"Last one picked,
first one picked on" ?
The Playground can be a Social Skills Minefield
You might find it advisable for your child to receive some assistance in this area. His social challenges are as real as his academic ones.
You Really Must See This Video
For a first rate presentation on Social Skills and LD, please see the Rick LaVoie video "The Coin of the Realm - Playdates". It is really, really good -
For an article on Social Skills for an ADHD (or any LD) Playdate go to:
Another comprehensive collection can be found at LD Online:
Social Skills Therapy
There are probably social skills groups in your area -
Here are some local groups that can work with your child
The Connecticut Center for Child Development - specializes in 'helping people with autism lead their lives' (they have an outreach program providing in home therapy) -
The Seed Center -- The Center for Social Enrichment and Educational Development is a state of the art, all-inclusive center for individuals with autism and other related disabilities, providing a wide range of therapies and services.
http://www.seedautismcenter.com/social_skills_training Take the time to watch
this video clip from the
Autism Services Resources of Connecticut -- 2012 'Night of Too Many Stars
http://www.autismconnecticut.org/ Autism awareness performance
BRANCHES OF HOPE - provides services through a mentoring sort of program - - http://www.branchesofhope.org/
KID COOPERATE - Located in the Hartford/Tolland Area there is Kids Cooperate
that promotes social sensory cognition therapy