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ERIC Number: EJ959016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Social Skills of Children in the U.S. with Comorbid Learning Disabilities and AD/HD
Smith, Thomas J.; Wallace, Steve
International Journal of Special Education, v26 n3 p238-247 2011
This study examined data from the Special Education Elementary Longitudinal Study (SEELS, 2003) to compare the social skills of children in the U.S. with comorbid learning disabilities and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (LD+AD/HD) to their peers with LD-only and AD/HD-only, and to assess how specific demographic factors moderate the relationship between disability status and social skill. Results showed that the social skills deficits of children with comorbid LD+AD/HD were more marked than those of children with LD-only. Additionally, family involvement significantly moderated the relationship between disability status and social skill, with increased family involvement associated with increased social skills among children with comorbid LD+AD/HD and AD/HD-only. (Contains 2 figures and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States