Social skills are vital for emotional, physical, and mental well being of humans. Social skills is not just about the ability to make friends easily. It is also about being able to understand the perspective of others, to judge social situations quickly based on clues, and to select a response that is appropriate to each situation.
There are many foundation skills that must be in place for the demands of daily social situations. Some children struggle with being able to pay attention to their environment and with being aware of what is going on; other children struggle with understanding that there are different views and perspectives other than their own. Besides these, children may also struggle with judging appropriate distances in social situations.