Life Competences as Integral Part of Educational Context for Children with Learning Delay



The problem of integration of children with learning delay (LD) into the mainstream education system is discussed in the present article. Data, demonstrating the risk of inclusion without taking into account special educational needs of these children, are presented; necessity of inclusion of forming the sphere of life competences into the contents of education for these children is justified. The main directions and requirements to the results of special work in the sphere of life competence are disclosed, including the development of the child's adequate ideas about his own capabilities and limitations; mastering of routine skills, which are used in everyday life; acquisition of communication skills; differentiation and comprehension of world concept and its temporal-spatial organization; understanding of their social environment and development of age-appropriate system of values and social roles. Funding The work was supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation within the framework of Task No. 27.8968.2017.

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Keywords: special educational needs; sphere of life competences, integration, children with learning delay, directions of correctional help

Journal rubric: Applied Research

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Babkina N.V. Life Competences as Integral Part of Educational Context for Children with Learning Delay [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2017. Vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 138–156. DOI: 10.17759/cpse.2017060109. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Nataliya V. Babkina, Doctor of Psychology, Head of the Laboratory of Education and Comprehensive Rehabilitation of Children with Learning Disabilities, Institute of Special Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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