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Q. Doesn't all functioning require the acquisition and the use of knowledge and skills (Outcome 2)?
A.It is certainly true that knowledge and skills underlie functioning in each of the three outcome areas. Knowledge and skills, as used in Outcome 2, refer to the specific set of knowledge and skills that lay the foundation for more formal learning later in school settings. The specific skills referred to in this outcome relate to processes such as acquiring general knowledge, thinking, reasoning, problem solving, and learning new vocabulary words. Positive social relationships addressed in the first outcome area encompass the skills required to get along with others. Taking appropriate action to meet needs addressed in the third outcome area includes knowledge and skills to move, act, and/or communicate so that children effectively meet their needs.