Document Type : Research Article


1 Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Rahman Institute of Higher Education, Ramsar, Iran

2 M.Sc Student in General Psychology, Psychology Department, Rahman Institute of Higher Education, Ramsar, Iran


The purpose of this research was the effectiveness of social skills training on the adaptive behavior of late learning children. This research was quasi-experimental in terms of practical purpose and in terms of data collection. The statistical population of the research included all the students of Bandar Anzali city who studied in primary schools or referred to counseling centers of the city in the academic year of 1401-1400. For this purpose, 30 students who were diagnosed as late learners on the basis of the Wechsler IQ test and who had obtained a low score in Adaptive Behavior Scale (AISS) and clinical interviews with teachers, were selected and randomly selected. They were divided into two experimental (15 people) and control (15 people) groups. Then, social skills training was conducted for 2 months during 12 two-hour training sessions for the subjects of the experimental group and the control group did not receive any training. Then, the adaptive behavior test was performed again on both groups. The data were analyzed using the covariance statistical method. The results showed that social skills training improves the adaptive behavior of late learning children (F=0.389 and P<0.05). Therefore, it can be concluded that school teachers and counselors and parents can use social skills in schools and at home and counseling centers to improve the adaptation of late learning children.


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