The study determined the social competence of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) from SPED program of Mayapa Elementary School, Calamba City. It used a descriptive qualitative research design. Three parents and the teacher of children with ADHD were used as respondents. Social Skills Checklist, Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire, and Social Competence Inventory were used to determine the social competence of the respondents.
Through Social Skills Checklist, the social skills in terms of social play, emotional regulation, group skills, and communication skills were determined; through Strengths and Difficulties and Difficulties Questionnaire, the respondents’ disorder affected home-life, friendship, classroom learning, and leisure activity areas were known; and, through Social Competence Inventory, the level of social competence of the cases was identified.
Results revealed that most of the cases frequently displayed positive behaviors regarding different areas of social skills such as social play, emotional regulation, group skills, and communication skills as perceived by their parents and teacher. Most of the parents pointed out that the condition of their children did not really interfere with the latter’s home life and dealing with friends, but it affected the children’s classroom learning and leisure activities. They also specified that the conditions of the cases were never a burden to their family as a whole. Most of the cases had a high level of social competence as perceived by their parents and teacher.