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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 914-919

Compare the social skills, behavioral disorders and loneliness and despair feelings of hearing impaired children with low vision children of Urmia city

Department of Psychology, Urmia Branch, Islamic Azad University, Urmia, Iran

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Ali Shaker Dioulagh
Department of Psychology, Urmia Branch, Islamic Azad University, Urmia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ATMPH.ATMPH_248_17

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Purpose: The aim of this research was to compare the skills of social, behavioral disorders and feelings of loneliness and despair of hearing-impaired children with low vision children of Uremia city in April and May of 2016. Methodology: The research method is causal comparative. The statistical population consists of all hearing-impaired and low vision children of Uremia city, who are studying in schools for exceptional children (32 visually impaired children and 32 children with loss hearing). In this research, the availability sampling is used. Matson Social Skills Questionnaire, Child Behavior Checklist Questionnaire Aachen Bach, the Questionnaire loneliness feelings of Usher Wheeler and the Questionnaires of disappointment in children of Kazdan et al. have been used for data collection. In order to data analyzing in addition to use, descriptive statistics t-test of two independent groups is used. Findings: The findings showed that the average of social skills-impaired children is significantly better than the hearing-impaired students and behavioral disorders and feelings of loneliness and hopelessness in children with low hearing significantly more than low seeing children. Hence, with considering this point that social skills in hearing-impaired children is lower than low vision children, and in addition, improving social skills reduces behavioral disorders, loneliness feelings, disappointments in children. Conclusion: Therefore, the use of effective strategies for improving social skills, especially in hearing-impaired children is important.

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