Computer Technology in the Development of Emotional Intelligence of Children with Intellectual Disabilities

Lidiya F. Fatikhova, Elena F. Saifutdiyarova
2014 Review of European Studies  
The importance of the problem under analysis is in consequence of increasing role of emotional intelligence in the process of socialization. Therefore, its development becomes particularly important in the adaptation process of children with disabilities. Computer technologies are actively used in child training and skills formation in the modern society. This article aims at the theoretical and practical analysis of the existing computer technologies used in the training of children with
more » ... children with disabilities, as well as at the empirical confirmation of their effectiveness in training children with intellectual disabilities. The paper summarizes the results of a study verifying the effectiveness of the inclusion of computer technology in the development process of psycho-emotional intelligence of children of 8 to 9 years of age with intellectual disabilities (mixed specific disorders and mild mental retardation). The study was conducted with the help of copyright experimental techniques aimed at identifying children's ability to recognize emotional states in different situations. A statistical analysis of the experimental data with the calculation of Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test, enabled to reveal changes in the development of emotional intelligence of children with intellectual disabilities while using computer technology in the correcting developing process. A conclusion is made about the effectiveness of the use of computer technology in the psychocorrectional work on the development of emotional intelligence of children with intellectual disabilities.
doi:10.5539/res.v7n1p130 fatcat:j73t24impfax5pvbgracmiamp4