Children with an identified learning disability and their understanding of the social world
Master of Education
Deficits in social competency
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Social skills are learned behaviours. Individuals with identified learning disabilities frequently have difficulty demonstrating, acquiring, and understanding the importance of behaviours that are deemed social skills and in abiding by social scripts and norms. The development of social skills evolves through interaction with others. Most children who do not have an identified learning disability pick up on social cues through interactions. They quickly become aware of what is not socially acceptable by understanding the context and social reactions of others to what is going on in the world around them.