International Journal of Home Science
2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 3, PART D
Impact of special education among children with learning disabilities
Author(s): P Neeraja and K Anuradha
Learning disability, an unexplained difficulty experienced by children of at least average intelligence in acquiring basic academic skills usually identified during elementary school age. Specific Learning Disability affects 5-15 per cent of school going children (Sunil, Rukshana, Madhuri 2011) . The study sample were elementary school children selected from Hyderabad, Nellore and Chittoor Districts of united state of Andhra Pradesh representing three regions of the state i.e. Rayalaseema, Costal region and Telangana. Total sample were 120 children with LD attending Special Education (60) and not attending Special Education (60). In this study found that the prevalence of learning disability was more among boys than girls and among first born children and had average intelligence. The prevalence was more in Reading, writing and Mathematics among children with Learning disability. More than half of children attending SE were spending SE classes 3 hours per day. LD children had moderate coping up capacity of problems in different areas like home, school, emotional and social. Early identification of LD problems and early intervention help in bringing out better coping up capacity among children with LD.
How to cite this article:
P Neeraja, K Anuradha . Impact of special education among children with learning disabilities. Int J Home Sci 2016;2(3):203-207.