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Social Competence in Children

Publish Date: 2007

ISBN: 978-0-387-71366-3

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Social competence is essential to the mental and physical well-being of all humans, no matter their age. Yet as many as one in ten children has trouble keeping friends or even making friends. In Social Competence in Children, readers will discover a developmental view of social functioning in children at different stages, with an emphasis on clinical conditions that may confound this development. At the outset, the author provides detailed information on theories of social competence and the contexts in which core skills (e.g., appropriate comments, reading verbal cues) are learned. Later chapters address specific challenges to competence and feature case examples illustrating typical patterns of deficits and presenting the latest data on the topic.

Subject: Behavioral Science, Assessment, Intervention, attention, attention deficit, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, autism spectrum disorders, chronic diseases, development, externalizing diso, hyperactivity, parenting, social competence, social development, social functioning