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ERIC Number: EJ1150946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
Social Skills Training for Students of Color with Disabilities through the Use of Social Networking
Aldridge, Patricia R.; Jeffrey, Peter; Taylor, Gertrude; Barringer-Brown, Charletta H.
Multicultural Education, v24 n2 p34-38 Win 2017
The phenomenon of the use of cell phones as a primary source of communication among teens is having an impact on our society in profound ways. Children are creating and utilizing a different language and mechanism of communication--texting. The authors conducted research to determine if this cell phone phenomenon is as prevalent among students with special needs as it is with students from the general education population. If so, how do these communication trends impact students with special needs? And finally, with the rise of social networking, do students with special needs require additional training in social media skills? In this study, 67 students with special needs were surveyed from rural and urban schools in the southeastern region of the United States. The study provides qualitative phenomenological research about how adolescents with learning disabilities' use texting as a social writing tool. All of the findings suggest a need for additional study as well as school-based programs to incorporate new media into the curriculum and assure that all students develop the skills to utilize these new technologies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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