Social Communication - By David J. Koehn, PhD

Dr. David J. Koehn Psychologist Fort Myers, Florida

Dr. David Koehn is a psychologist practicing in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Koehn specializes in the treatment of mental health problems and helps people to cope with their mental illnesses. As a psychologist, Dr. Koehn evaluates and treats patients through a variety of methods, most typically being psychotherapy or talk therapy.... more

Social Communication Disorder

Social communication disorder is characterized by difficulties with the use of verbal and nonverbal language for social purposes. 

Understanding Social Cues

The first step is understanding social cues. We listen to what people say and how it is said, and observe minute details of facial expression. 

Filtering Information

The next step is deciding whether a social signal really matters. Should someone's tone or someone's look really impact us as much as it does?

Following Etiquette

It is critical in our day-to-day lives that we carefully restrict our behavior and choose the best way to behave. Otherwise conflict can arise. 

The Brain

In a way, the brain mirrors our own society. Both we and our neurons exist in networks of communication. One neuron shares information with hundreds of others. 

The Role Of Experience

Early childhood experiences can strongly influence a person's long-term ability to interact with others, and it affects how we manage stress. 

Autism Research

Recent evidence suggests that autism affects a broad array of skills and abilities, including those involved with sensory perception, movement, and memory. 

Socializing Is Communication

Communication is verbal and nonverbal. You have to recognize faces, read expressions and feelings, listen to the words said and also how they are said.