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Journal:   JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION   SPRING 2009 , Volume 39 , Number 1; Page(s) 23 To 40.
 
Paper: 

THE COMPARISON OF SOCIAL SKILLS AND BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS OF SCHOOL- AGE STUDENTS WITH DOWN SYNDROME: THE TEACHER'S PERSPECTIVES

 
 
Author(s):  SHAHI Y., AFROUZ GH.A., MIRZAMANI S.M.
 
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Abstract: 
The goal of the present study was to compare the social skills and behavior problems of the girls and boys with Down syndrome. The subjects were 7 to 12 years old children with Down syndrome in special schools of Tehran. Random cluster sampling method was used. Questionnaires were given to the teachers of 129 children with Down syndrome (58girls & 71boys). Gresham & Elliot social skills rating system questionnaire was used for assessing the social skills and behavior problems. The results oft-test of were as the followings: There was a significant difference between the scales cooperation, assertion, self-control, extraversion and hyperactivity (p<0.001). There was no significant difference between girls and boys in introversion scale (p=0.42). It can be concluded that among children with Down syndrome, girls are more socially-skilled than boys; and boys have more behavior problems.
 
Keyword(s): SOCIAL SKILLS, BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS, DOWN SYNDROME
 
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