Learners who are mentally retarded like any other handicapped learners are
faced by so many challenges. These challenges affect their performance in self
help skills and other cognitive abilities. The researcher wanted to carryout a
research to find out the challenges facing these particular learners in special
schools and units in the whole Mwingi district. The researcher prepared and used
questionnaires for teachers and interview guides for the parents to collect data.
He applied survey method in collecting the data and used quantitative approach
in his study. Although there are above seven programmes in the district offering
special needs education, the mentally retarded children takes the largest share.
The researcher collected the data from one school for the mentally handicapped
and three special units for the mentally challenged learners. The data was
collected from parents and teachers who are the key mentors of these learners.
After presenting and analyzing the data the researcher found that the mentally
retarded learners are faced by so many challenges ranging from negative
attitude from both parents and teachers, lack of adequate funds and /earning
materials to unpredictable food supply. In order to alleviate these challenges,, the
following conclusions were made. There should be awareness meetings to
alleviate negative attitude among teachers and parents. Provision of enough
founds to run institutions smoothly. Training of enough qualified personnel to
handle the mentally challenged leamers.
MUTEMI, P (2021). Challenges Facing The Performance Of Learners With Mental Retardation In Special Programmes In Mwingi District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/challenges-facing-the-performance-of-learners-with-mental-retardation-in-special-programmes-in-mwingi-district
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MUTEMI, PATRICK . "Challenges Facing The Performance Of Learners With Mental Retardation In Special Programmes In Mwingi District" Afribary (2021). Accessed January 27, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/challenges-facing-the-performance-of-learners-with-mental-retardation-in-special-programmes-in-mwingi-district