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The European Journal of Social & Behavioural Sciences

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Measurements to Assess and Programmes to Promote Socio-Emotional Competences in Children With Intellectual Disability


Socio-emotional Competences (SEC) in children with Intellectual Disability (ID) are essential to their personal, social and academic success. It is important to identify measurements that have been effective in assessing SEC in children with ID, as well as programmes that have proven successful with this population. This theoretical perspective on the state of the art of measurements to assess and promote SEC led us to a wide range of instruments, although only a few have been used with children with ID. The Test of Emotion Comprehension (Pons, Harris Doudin, 2002) seems to be the most suitable to use with these children, presenting several advantages including a Portuguese version, its use with the population with ID, its user- friendliness and appealing material. Regarding intervention programmes, there is evidence of the use of some with this population, showing relevant outcomes. Nevertheless, all these programmes provide us a solid basis for allowing a construction and validation of a new one in order to overcome some gaps in the promotion of SEC in children with ID.

Keywords: Socioemotional Competence (SEC)Intellectual Disability (ID)assessment measurementsintervention programmes

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Published online: 01.01.2017
Pages: 79-96
Publisher: Future Academy
In: Volume 18, Issue 1
DOI: 10.15405/ejsbs.207
Online ISSN: 2301-2218
Article Type: Original Research
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