Work: Communication and interaction skills at work among participants in individual placement and support

Social and Communications skills training seems to be very important for success in work for people with schizophrenia:


Better communication and interaction skills were significantly correlated with increased working hours and higher income. Increased working hours were related to assuming postures, asking questions, sharing information, and sustaining conversation in an appropriate manner.


The results indicate that occupational therapists need to focus on social skills and accommodation of the social work environment in order to promote sustainable working careers among people with severe mental illness.


Those are my goals for next year…!

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Keep practicing it here - and I bet you’ll improve. And then get out more and practice in the real world too!

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