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Introduction: Low academic achievement resulting from low ability in information processing is not the only major problem found in children with learning disabilities (LD). Many studies indicated that social competencies of these children are also important.
Objectives: To investigate the relationship between information processing strategies and social competence in Thai children with LD.
Instruments: Perceive, recall, plan, and perform system of task analysis (PRPP system): Thai version, and Social competence scale (SCS): Thai version were used in this study.
Materials and methods: Thirty children with LD aged between 6-12 years (n=30) and their teachers (n=21) were recruited by a purposive sampling method. All teachers completed a full assessment of SCS. PRPP System was administered to children while they performed the academic tasks. Pearson product-moment correlation was used to test the relationship between two assessment tools.
Results: Relationship between information processing strategies and social competence occurred in all quadrants of PRPP System with high correlation occurring in the academic behavior skills subtest of SCS.
Conclusion: Information processing strategies have a high correlation with social competence in academic behavior skills subtest in Thai children with LD.
Journal of Associated Medical Sciences 2017; 50(1): 38-53. Doi: 10.14456/jams.2017.4
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