The purpose of this study was to compare the social skills of students with visual impairments with social skills of typically developing students. The study groups consisted of 64 students with visual impairments and 68 typically developing students from the first to fourth grade. The Social Skills Rating System (SSRS) Teacher Form was used to evaluate the social skills of both groups. The results of the study indicated that cooperation, assertiveness, and self-control sub-scale scores and overall social skills scores of the students with visual impairments were statistically lower than the typically developing peers. The results of the study also indicated that age, gender and degree of visual impairments (having low vision or severe visual impairments) had no effect on the social skills of students with visual impairments. Findings of this study were discussed and suggestions for further research and practice were provided.
Keywords: Social skills, social skills deficits, visual impairments, low vision, severe visual impairments.
|Yayımlanma Tarihi||22 Nisan 2016|
|Başvuru Tarihi||19 Nisan 2016|
|Kabul Tarihi||18 Eylül 2021|
|Yayınlandığı Sayı||Yıl 2016, Cilt 2, Sayı 4|
|EndNote||%0 International E-Journal of Advances in Education A COMPARISON OF SOCIAL SKILLS OF STUDENTS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS AND TYPICALLY DEVELOPING STUDENTS %A Fatih Emrah Demir , Selda Ozdemir %T A COMPARISON OF SOCIAL SKILLS OF STUDENTS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS AND TYPICALLY DEVELOPING STUDENTS %D 2016 %J IJAEDU- International E-Journal of Advances in Education %P 2411-1821-2411-1821 %V 2 %N 4 %R doi: 10.18768/ijaedu.34379 %U 10.18768/ijaedu.34379|