A Multisource Exploration of the Friendship Patterns of Children with and Without Learning Disabilities

  title={A Multisource Exploration of the Friendship Patterns of Children with and Without Learning Disabilities},
  author={Judith Wiener and Barry H. Schneider},
  journal={Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology},
Friendship patterns of 117 children with learning disabilities (LD) and 115 children without LD in Grades 4–8 were examined. In comparison with children without LD, boys with LD had fewer mutual friends, children with LD had more friends with learning problems and more younger friends, and children with LD in Grades 4–6 had less stable relationships. With regard to friendship quality, children with LD reported higher levels of conflict, lower levels of validation, and more problems with… 

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