An Investigation Into Factors Affecting The Academic Performance Among Learners With Hearing Impairment In Lambwe Division, Mbita District-Kenya

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ABSTRACT

The study was to investigate the causes of poor academic performance among the hearingimpaired

learners in regular primary schools.

The researcher used questionnaires used to collect information from the respondents, the

respondents were 25 teachers and 50 learners from the ~~ampled schools.

The researcher found that in comparison with their hearing counterparts, hearing impaired

learners performed poorly in academic work due to a number of factors.

These include:

o Poor methods of teaching and practices by regular teachers;

o Teachers’ lack of knowledge and skills to handle them;

o Lack of resources

• Communication barriers and lack of language interpreter;

o Negative attitude from teachers, parents and peers towards deaf children

The researcher made recommendations and suggestions that the government should embark on

training and equipping all teachers with skills regarding special needs education. Seminars and

workshops should be organized to sensitize all the people dealing with hearing impaired

learners. Public awareness should be made to people in order to accept and support these

learners

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APA

CHARLES, O (2021). An Investigation Into Factors Affecting The Academic Performance Among Learners With Hearing Impairment In Lambwe Division, Mbita District-Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-into-factors-affecting-the-academic-performance-among-learners-with-hearing-impairment-in-lambwe-division-mbita-district-kenya-1

MLA 8th

CHARLES, OJWANG. "An Investigation Into Factors Affecting The Academic Performance Among Learners With Hearing Impairment In Lambwe Division, Mbita District-Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 12 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-into-factors-affecting-the-academic-performance-among-learners-with-hearing-impairment-in-lambwe-division-mbita-district-kenya-1. Accessed 01 Dec. 2021.

MLA7

CHARLES, OJWANG. . "An Investigation Into Factors Affecting The Academic Performance Among Learners With Hearing Impairment In Lambwe Division, Mbita District-Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 12 Jun. 2021. Web. 01 Dec. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-into-factors-affecting-the-academic-performance-among-learners-with-hearing-impairment-in-lambwe-division-mbita-district-kenya-1 >.

Chicago

CHARLES, OJWANG. . "An Investigation Into Factors Affecting The Academic Performance Among Learners With Hearing Impairment In Lambwe Division, Mbita District-Kenya" Afribary (2021). Accessed December 01, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-into-factors-affecting-the-academic-performance-among-learners-with-hearing-impairment-in-lambwe-division-mbita-district-kenya-1