• Sociometric status;
  • social behaviour;
  • learning disabilities

Abstract— The sociometric status and behaviour of 179 children aged 8 0–12.0 years, including 36 children with learning disabilities, were examined Compared to non-LD children, more LD children were rejected and fewer were popular LD children were nominated as shy, seeking help and as victims of bullying significantly more than non-LD children, fewer were nominated as cooperative or as a leader. Aggressive behaviours did not distinguish the two groups. Teacher scores of LD children's behaviour were not related to peer nominations, although those of non-LD children were Findings are discussed in relation to the role of social cognitive deficits in LD children's relationships with peers.