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ERIC Number: EJ788874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 85
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
Collaboration to Promote Social Competence for Students with Mild Disabilities in the General Classroom: A Structure for Providing Social Support
Meadan, Hedda; Monda-Amaya, Lisa
Intervention in School and Clinic, v43 n3 p158-167 2008
When students are struggling to be successful in the general classroom, collaborative efforts should include planning for academic and social needs. Students with disabilities may display significant social difficulties such as establishing friendships or feelings of isolation and loneliness. Because peer relationships in childhood play a significant role in later-life adjustment, teachers need to create environments that support and promote social competence and acceptance. This article discusses issues around social competence for students with mild disabilities and provides a social support structure as a basis for collaborating with general education teachers to create socially inclusive learning environments and build social competence. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A