Thursday 5th August 2021

Social-Emotional/Behavioral Characteristics

  • Social/self-perspective may vary depending on setting, but students with an emotional disability tend to think about themselves in a more negative mindset – “Negative affect and/or poor emotional regulation are likely to ‘color’ children’s perceptions and interpretations of others’ behaviors towards them as well as others’ responses to them” (Bryan et al., 2004).
  • Lack of ability to perceive social cues
  • Nonverbal communication
  • “Specifically, children and adolescents with LD display problems in topic selection, initiation and maintenance, conversational turn taking, requesting and producing clarification, narrative production, presenting logical opinions and different points of view. Gaze and eye contact, being tactful in formulating and delivering messages, and comprehension of humor and slang” (Byran et al., 2004).
  • Higher levels of behavioral problems and low social capability