ERIC Number: ED258373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Social Problem-Solving Skills and School Behavior of Learning Disabled Children.
Toro, Paul A.; And Others
The study compared 86 learning disabled (LD) with 86 matched non-learning disabled (NLD) children (7-11 years old) on three domains of variables: social problem solving skills, school behavior, and family background. The LD children were deficient in all three domains. More specifically, they were able to generate fewer alternatives for solving social problem situations, showed less tolerance for frustration, and had more overall classroom behavior problems and less competence. LD children also showed more family background difficulties (e.g., lack of educational stimulation at home, economic difficulties). The findings suggest the need for greater attention to social and behavioral remediation for LD children, in addition to the cognitive and academic remediation which many LD curricula emphasize. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (92nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 24-28, 1985). Print is light and may not reproduce well.