Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder (SCD) and Homeopathic treatment

It is a disorder where individuals have significant problems using verbal and non verbal communication for social purposes, leading to impairments in their ability to effectively communicate, participate socially, maintain social relationships, or otherwise perform academically or occupationally.

Pragmatics is the area of linguistics that has to do with how meaning is created and interpreted in verbal and nonverbal interactions. Children with this disorder are not impaired in understanding word structure or grammar, or in general cognitive abilities, they primarily have difficulty using language in social situations, such as greetings, sharing information, changing speech to suit different social contexts, understanding things that are implied but not explicitly stated, and functioning in conversation and storytelling.

Pragmatics involves three major communication skills:

Using language for different purposes, such as:
  • Greeting (e.g., Hi, Bye )
  • Informing (e.g., I'm going to get a candy)
  • Demanding (e.g., Give me a candy)
  • Promising (e.g., I'm going to get you a candy)
  • Requesting (e.g., I would like to have a candy, please)
Changing language according to the needs of a listener or situation, such as:
  • Talking differently to a baby than to an adult
  • Giving background information to an unfamiliar listener
  • Speaking differently in a classroom than on a playground
Following rules for conversations and storytelling, such as :
  • Taking turns in conversation
  • Introducing topics of conversation
  • Staying on topic
  • Rephrasing when misunderstood
  • How to use verbal and nonverbal signals
  • How close to stand to someone when speaking
  • How to use facial expressions and eye contact

Earlier this diagnosis was not available so it was clubbed under the PDD-NOS (pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified) label. But now as this diagnosis is clear individuals having this disorder can get the treatment and services they need. Children with autism spectrum disorder may have pragmatic communication problems, but they also have a host of other symptoms directly related to deficits in social interactions and behavior.

Diagnosis of Social Communication Disorder (SCD)

The diagnosis of Social communication disorder is based on the symptoms of the disorder to be present in early childhood though they may not be fully manifest until speech, language and communication demands start exceeding their skills. Autism spectrum disorder has to be ruled out to diagnose an individual as SCD.

Homeopathic treatment for Social communication disorder (SCH)

Homeopathic medicines have the capacity to bring in a positive change when prescribed on the symptom totality of the case. It is very important to understand the symptoms that are characteristic of an individual to find the right homeopathic medicine. Once the right homeopathic medicine is selected the right potency and repetition of the doses is important to achieve the desired results. Homeopathic remedies are given in very small doses, they are prepared by a specific process of potentization where the ingredients undergo a process of dilution as well as succussion (vigorous shaking).These all processes take place in a standardized pharmaceutical based on the principles of homeopathy.

The small homeopathic doses have the capacity to stimulate the body and trigger a response which has the capacity to heal in a gentle and effective way. It has been noted from the documents of thousands of homeopaths and from their large number of patients that these small individualized doses of homeopathic medicine have the capacity to heal the suffering. So when the right homeopathic treatment is given in Social communication disorder (pragmatic) there are very good chances to bring in a positive change and help the individual achieve their potential. Homeopathic medicines are safe and free from side effects but one should not self medicate as it is not a right thing to do. Always consult a qualified homeopathic doctor for treatment.