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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

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MOLINA, Renata Cristina Moreno  and  DEL PRETTE, Almir. Change in negative sociometric status in students with learning disabilities. Psicol. esc. educ. [online]. 2007, vol.11, n.2, pp. 299-310. ISSN 1413-8557.

Studies that investigate the acceptance of learning disabilities student point out that they present negative sociometric status, indicating an inappropriate social skills repertorie. This work has evaluated the improvement of social skills in social status of these students. The participants were divided in to one intervention group GI (6 learning disabilities students) and two without intervention group GC1 e GC2 (6 and 12 students with or no learning disabilities, respectively). The students were evaluated before and after the intervention with Sociometric Indication Protocol. The Social Skills Training was included 10 sessions of one hour and a half. The comparison between the evaluations showed improvement in social status of five GI participants and two of GC1. The results obtained show the importance of social skills in the production of a positive sociometric status.

Keywords : Learning disabilities; Psychological assessment; Social skills.

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