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Comparative Study of Features of Social Intelligence and Speech Behavior of Children of Primary School Age with Impaired Mental Function 939


Shcherban D.S.
PhD Student, Chair of Special Psychology, Department of Psychology, Saint-Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia

The article discusses the concept of social intelligence and its characteristics in children of primary school age with impaired mental functions. The concept and main features, including speech, are discussed, delays of mental development, the importance of detained development for social intelligence and speech behavior are also considered. Also, the concept of speech behavior is analyzed, the author defines the phenomenon, describes its specific features, which are distinguish its structure, and consist of six components: verbal, emotional, motivational, ethical (moral), prognostic, semantic (cognitive). Particular attention is paid to the position of social intelligence in the structure of speech behavior of children of primary school age with a impaired mental functions. Indicators of social intelligence were analyzed from the point of view of speech behavior of children with different rates of mental development and compared with its components at a qualitative level. The study used both author's and well-known techniques.

Keywords: social intelligence, verbal behavior, mental development delay, communicative competence

Column: Empirical research


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The author is grateful for assistance in writing Posokhova S.T. and the teacher-psychologist Sevostyanova E.A. for the help in the organization of research.

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