Role of Social Workers in Identifying Challenges and Developing Skills in Children with Learning Disabilities


  • Trichal Mamta University of Dar es Salaam



Advocacy Strategies, Educational Concerns, Learning Disabilities


Social work values, ethics, and abilities are crucial for ensuring tailored care and support practice and advocacy based on human rights. For Children with learning disabilities, it is beneficial. The paper focuses on social work skills useful in helping kids with learning disabilities. It describes the main disagreements in the area, such as those over policy and practice. Additionally, it is asserted that social workers are well equipped to do research and engage in clinical treatment that advances social justice and full and meaningful involvement in society. The study's objective is to identify social workers varied supporting and rehabilitative roles in easing the difficulties faced by children with disabilities. The review-based study draws its support from secondary sources such journals, books, articles, and other publications.  The report emphasizes how social work techniques and practices might help to lessen the difficulties faced by young people with learning problems. A framework is also provided for research, practice, educational concerns, and advocacy strategies to support families of children with learning difficulties. Since social work practice is centred on families, some of the most important competencies for social work with families of children are also included in this article. In order to serve children with learning disabilities, the research found that social workers' most prominent tasks were those of need analyst, mediator, facilitator, motivator, rehabilitator, advocate, and care planner.


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Author Biography

Trichal Mamta, University of Dar es Salaam

Lecturer in Social Work




How to Cite

Mamta, T. (2023). Role of Social Workers in Identifying Challenges and Developing Skills in Children with Learning Disabilities. Tanzania Journal of Sociology, 9(2), 104-118.