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Coping means to invest own conscious effort, to solve personal and interpersonal problems, in order to try to master, minimize or tolerate stress and conflict.

Coping mechanisms are commonly termed coping strategies or coping skills. The term coping generally refers to adaptive (constructive) coping strategies. That is strategies that reduce stress. 

Social communication skills refer to all of the skills we need when using language to communicate and engage in conversations with others. Social communication encompasses the following skills:Using language for a range of functions, e.g. to provide information; to question; to negotiate; to suggest; to clarify.Conversational skills, e.g. starting and finishing conversations; maintaining a topic of conversation; taking turns in a conversation. Understanding shared and assumed knowledge, i.e. how much information the listener needs to understand. Understanding and using non-verbal communication skills, e.g. eye contact, facial expression, gesture, proximity and distance. Understanding implied meaning.

Executive Functioning Skills: Organizational / Study Skills

Executive functions are cognitive skills we all use to analyze tasks, break them into steps, and keep them in mind until we get things done. These skills allow us to manage our time effectively, memorize facts, understand what we read, solve multi-step problems, and organize our thoughts in writing,

Social Perceptual Skills

Social perception (or person perception) is how people form impressions of and make inferences about other people. People learn about others' feelings and emotions by picking up information they gather from physical appearance, verbal, and nonverbal communicationFacial expressions, tone of voice, hand gestures, and body position or movement are just a few examples of ways people communicate without words. A real-world example of social perception would be understanding that others disagree with what one said when one sees them roll their eyes. There are four main components of social perception: observationattribution, integration, and confirmation.

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