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Title: Social Participation of Students with Special Educational Needs in Mainstream Seventh Grade
Authors: Bossaert, Goele
Colpin, Hilde
Pijl, Sip Jan
Petry, Katja #
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Host Document: Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Conference: 3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership location:Brussels, Belgium date:25-28 oktober 2012
Abstract: This study addresses the social participation of students with special educational needs (SEN) in 7th grade in mainstream secondary education in Flanders (Belgium). Social participation (i.e., social interactions, peer acceptance, friendships/relationships, and social self-concept) was assessed by means of questionnaires among 86 students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), 61 students with motor and/or sensory disabilities and their 1926 typically developing classmates. In comparison to typically developing peers, 7th grade students with ASD experienced more difficulties on all aspects of social participation. The social participation of male students with motor and/or sensory disabilities did not differ from typically developing peers’ social participation. Girls with motor and/or sensory disabilities seemed to experience specific difficulties in group situations. No significant differences in social participation were found between students with ASD and students with motor and/or sensory disabilities.
ISSN: 0022-4405
Publication status: accepted
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Parenting and Special Education
School Psychology and Child and Adolescent Development
# (joint) last author

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