Social skills are the skills which are needed to have effective social communication and appropriate responses to social situations. Present study is a descriptive one, which make use of survey method to gather data for comparing the social skills of two groups, one group studying under special school system and the other group of students studying under Inclusive school system. Sample size of the study was 100 students with moderate level of Intellectual disability where 50 students were selected from special school system and the rest from Inclusive school system. Social Skill Assessment Instrument for Children with Intellectual disability developed by Hameed & Aiswarya (2016) was used as the tool for data collection. For the analysis of the collected data, descriptive statistics like Mean, median, mode, standard deviation and Mean Difference Analysis were utilized. The study reveals that there exists significant difference between Social Skills of students studying in Special school system and Inclusive School system. As per the results of the study, Students in Inclusive educational system found to have more social skills than that of students studying in Special school system.
Keywords: Social skills, Moderate Intellectual disability, Special school system, Inclusive school system.
 Senior Research Fellow, Department of Education, University of Calicut
 Assistant Professor, Department of Education, University of Calicut