Social competence is the ability to use the appropriate social skills in every aspect of life. Social skills at children with learning disabilities are a difficult skill to learning. These children have problem with communicating, following directions, listening and completing a task, which can cause problems in the classroom and in adulthood. These skills are rarely addressed on the individualized education plan(IEP) and individualized transition plan(ITP) for students with learning disabilities.
The purpose of this study is to explore the characteristics of children with learning disabilities and social competence deficits. The difficulties of social competence are examined through literatures, classroom implications, complications in adolescence/adulthood and a discussion of the importance of adding social skills training to the curriculum.
Key words : children with learning disabilities, social competence, transition plan* Daejin University