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Social and communication skills of individuals with intellectual disabilities are limited. It is important to support children who are affected from an early age by the insufficiency in terms of social cohesion and social skills. Social skills deficiencies lead to failure in academic skills and it is known that academic success and social skills are closely related. This study aims to examine the effectiveness of an intervention program on enhancing socio-communication skills of children with intellectual disability in science education course. Experimental research was carried out in the study in order to examine the effectiveness of an intervention program designed to promote social and communication skills of students with intellectual disability. A total number of 59 individuals with intellectual disability participated in the study. The level of development and features of development of social and communicative skills in this category are revealed. Results obtained from the study were discussed with relevant results from the literature and implications for further research and practices were provided.
Keywords: children with intellectual disabilities, social and communication skills, intervention;
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