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American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(1), 55-64
DOI: 10.12691/education-6-1-9
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Development of Social Skills with an Intellectual Disability Using Mobile Application

Hanadi Hussain AL- Hadi Al-Qahtani1, and Mefleh Qublan Al-Juda2

1Special Education Department, Female Side, Special Education, University of Tabuk, KSA

2E-Learning & Distance Education, Educational Technology, University of Tabuk, KSA

Pub. Date: January 17, 2018

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Hanadi Hussain AL- Hadi Al-Qahtani and Mefleh Qublan Al-Juda. Development of Social Skills with an Intellectual Disability Using Mobile Application. American Journal of Educational Research. 2018; 6(1):55-64. doi: 10.12691/education-6-1-9


The study extends on a novel idea of using mobile application for the development of social skills such as communication skills and behavioral skills for student with intellectual disabilities. A quasi-experimental study design was applied, and an experimental group and a control group (15 students each) of Intellectual Disability Center, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, filled a pre-test and post-test questionnaire. The students with intellectual disability, mental age between (10-12) years, and (12-15) years old on "Binet" and the measure of adaptive behavior "Alshakhs." A follow-up study was also conducted to evaluate the long-term effectiveness of the mobile application for the development of social skills. ANOVA analysis of variance was applied to test the hypothesis. Results of this study show that communication skills and behavioral skills of the students improved and have statistically significant value in post-test and follow-up at the significance level of 0.05.

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