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The current study aimed to discover the level of emotional intelligence and its relationship with making friends for the female students with learning disabilities from their teachers’ perspective. The study simple consisted of 8 learning disabilities teachers answered on behalf of 60 students with learning disabilities in primary schools in the west of Dammam.
The study followed descriptive method to suit to the purposes of the objectives of that study. There are two tools are established: 1. the emotional intelligence scale for the students with LD. 2. the making friends scale for female students with LD.
To calculated the psychometric properties, the Alpha Cronbach equation and used, and the result of the study came with that the level of emotional intelligence and making friends for the students with LD in primary schools in the west of Dammam was high, and there’re weakened in the dimension of motivation, emotional management and its relationship with social skills. And the relationship between the level of emotional intelligence and making friends was medium to large and strong. The Study came out with some recommendations and this was the necessity of preparing educators and training them to employ emotional intelligence within the skills of students with learning disabilities and using educational strategies that stimulate building relationships and motivation and making friends, as well as Emotion management to students with learning disabilities through various educational programs.