ERIC Number: ED218813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Perspective-Taking Skills in Normal and Learning Disabled Children: Do You See What I See?
Justice, Elaine M.; Beard, Rebecca L.
The study examined the development of perspective taking skills in 44 learning disabled (LD) and 44 nonLD children (9 to 12 years old). Each child was administered three tasks designed to assess the ability to judge the affective, perceptual, and cognitive perspective of others. Results indicated that LD children scored significantly lower than normal children on perceptual and cognitive perspective taking tasks. On the affective task, LD children relied on nonverbal cues in making their judgments while normal children focused on verbal information. Correlations among the tasks were similar for both groups suggesting that LD children experience a general perspective taking deficit which may influence their perception of various social situations. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (New Orleans, LA, March, 1982).