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ERIC Number: EJ784442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Nonverbal Social Interaction Skills of Children with Learning Disabilities
Agaliotis, Ioannis; Kalyva, Efrosini
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v29 n1 p1-10 Jan-Feb 2008
Many children with learning disabilities (LD) face problems in their nonverbal communication, which constitutes an important component of their social skills. This study explores the frequency of nonverbal initiations and responses of 36 children with LD and 36 children without LD matched for age and gender, who were observed for 40 min during the break. Younger and older children with and without LD did not differ significantly in their nonverbal responses, but there was a statistically significant difference in terms of younger children's nonverbal initiations. Younger children with LD exhibited significantly fewer nonverbal initiations than younger children without LD. Findings are discussed and suggestions are made for further research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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