Clarisse Marquis Colvard earned her Doctorate of Speech-Language Pathology in 2018. She has over 40 years' experience as a speech language pathologist. Clarisse developed the speech-language pathology program at Thomason Hospital in 1991 and in 1994 she founded the Silva Clinic, an outpatient clinical habilitation and rehabilitation center serving all ages and demographics. Clarisse and her colleagues continue to provide individualized speech-language pathology services which empower the patient and family and facilitate excellent patient outcomes.
At Silva Clinic we are always building connections.
SOCIAL COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
Social communication behaviors such as eye contact, facial expressions, and body language are influenced by sociocultural and individual factors (Curenton & Justice, 2004; Inglebret, Jones, & Pavel, 2008). There is a wide range of acceptable norms within and across individuals, families, and cultures.
According to ASHA "Social communication disorder is characterized by difficulties with the use of verbal and nonverbal language for social purposes. Primary difficulties are in social interaction, social cognition, and pragmatics. Specific deficits are evident in the individual's ability to
communicate for social purposes in ways that are appropriate for the particular social context;
change communication to match the context or needs of the listener;
follow rules for conversation and storytelling;
understand nonliterate or ambiguous language; and
understand what is not explicitly stated."
Information obtained from Social Communication Disorder (asha.org)