The Effectiveness of Life Skills Training on the Social Self-Competency in Boy Students with Dyscalculia



Introduction: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of life skills training on the social self-competency of boy students with dyscalculia.
Method: 40 students were chosen randomly from the population consists of students with dyscalculia aged 13-15 years old whom studying in learning disabilities centers in Tehran province in 2011-2012 academic year. They allocated to experimental and control group equally (each consists of 20 individuals). Experimental group participated in 9 sessions (each session lasts for 50 minutes) weekly and received life skills training, but control group did not. All subjects completed social self-competency questionnaire before and after intervention. Data were collected from pre-test and post-test situations and analyzed by multiple analysis of variance (MANOVA).
Results: The results of MANOVA shown that life skills training have significant effect on social self-competency of students with dyscalculia. Also, the results revealed that life skills training have positive and significant effect on cognitive and behavioral skills, emotional competency and motivational set in students.
Conclusion: Life skills training can improve social self-competency of boy students with dyscalculia