Social Skill Deficits and Learning Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis

  title={Social Skill Deficits and Learning Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Kenneth A. Kavale and Steven R. Forness},
  journal={Journal of Learning Disabilities},
  pages={226 - 237}
Over the past 15 years, increased attention has been directed at social skills and their relationship to learning disabilities. Using the methods of meta-analysis, this investigation explores the nature of social skill deficits among students with learning disabilities. Across 152 studies, quantitative synthesis shows that, on average, about 75% of students with learning disabilities manifest social skill deficits that distinguish them from comparison samples. Approximately the same level of… 

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