Research Papers/Topics in Special Education

Effect of Applied Orientation And Mobility Programmes on Attitudes of Achievement in Geometry of Learners With Visual Impairment in Abuja And Gindiri, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Geometry and on larger scale mathematics was not taught to learners with visual impairment and so they do not write public examinations in the area of mathematics (geometry) in Nigeria. This study is on effect of applied orientation and mobility programme on attitude and achievement in geometry of learners with visual impairment in Abuja and Gindiri. The specific aim of the research is to find out if applied orientation and mobility programme as an adapted teaching strategy wil...

Examining Pre-Service Teacher Preparation For Inclusive Education In Ghana

ABSTRACTThe study examined pre-service Teacher Preparation in terms oftheoretical knowledge and practical experience towards Inclusive Education inGhana. This was premised on the argument that teacher preparation should be akey consideration in the implementation of inclusive education.A descriptive survey research design was adopted using a sample of 300student-teachers randomly selected from 3 Colleges of Education in Ghana. Aquestionnaire was used to gather the data. The Cronbach’s alpha...

Teacher Attitude Towards Inclusive Education: Survey Of Selected Regular Schools In The Cape Coast Municipality Of Ghana

ABSTR4.CTThis study examined regular school teacher attitude towards inclusiveeducation in the Cape Coast Municipality of Ghana. Precisely, the studyinvestigated teachers' level of conceptualization/understanding of inclusiveeducation, the prime factors responsible for their differing attitude towardsinclusive education as well as steps that can be implemented to improve andpromote inclusive education in the municipality.One hundred and thirty-two (132) teachers were selected for the slLdyusi...

Perceptions Of Tutors In Colleges Of Education In Ghana On Pre-Service Teacher Preparation For Effective Inclusive Education

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions tutors inColleges of Education have on pre-service teacher preparation for inclusiveeducation in Ghana. A descriptive survey design was adopted using a sampleof 235 tutors from 13 Colleges of Education in Ghana. The colleges weredrawn from Central, Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions. The lottery methodwas used to select three regions out of ten and the purposive samplingtechnique was used to select all the Colleges within the three...

Psychosocial Effects Of Tinnitus On The Elderly Individuals With Normal Hearing Abilities In Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study sampled 130 elderly listeners comprising 68 males and 72 females, aged between 65 and 74 years and resident in both urban and rural areas of Ibadan metropolis as the participants for the study under a descriptive research design of the ex post facto type. A standardized Tinnitus Research Questionnaire (TRQ) consisting of twenty items with a reliability coefficient of 0.90 was the instrument used for data collection to answer the three research questions and four hypoth...

Effect of Auditory Training and Aided Language Stimulation on Speech Perception of Children with Hearing loss in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Abstract Children fitted with hearing aid, without appropriate placement on aural rehabilitation always find it difficult to benefit maximally from the use of such assistive listening device as well as experiencing difficulty in producing intelligible speech sounds. Therefore, most of them become discouraged and not interested to undergo aural rehabilitation. Thus, this study examined the effect of auditory training (AT) and aided language stimulation (ALS), moderated on onset and degree...

EFFECTIVENESS OF ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR PUPILS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT IN BASIC SCHOOLS IN GHANA

ABSTRACTThis study was carried out to assess the effectiveness of orientation andmobility (O&M) training programme for pupils with visual impairment inbasic schools in Ghana with particular reference to Akropong and Wa Schoolsfor the Blind in the Eastern and Upper West Regions respectively. The studyemployed qualitative approaches in getting the relevant data using thedescriptive qualitative design to satisfy the purpose and objectives of thestudy. In all, 18 respondents were selected purposi...

INFLUENCE OF THE CURRICULUM ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES IN THREE SELECTED SPECIAL SCHOOLS IN ACCRA ..

ABSTRACT The focus of the study was on how the curriculum pursued in special schools in Ghana influence the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities. There have been great concerns regarding the growth and development of persons with intellectual disabilities in the society. Among many issues, one important determining factor for their development both in and out of school relates to what persons with intellectual disabilities are taught. The study employed 35 teachers and 30...

SUPPORTS TEACHERS PROVIDE FOR PUPILS WITH LOW VISION IN THE REGULAR CLASSROOMS AT KONA CIRCUIT IN THE SEKYERE SOUTH DISTRICT, AGONA-ASHANTI..

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to examine the supports teachers provide for pupils with low vision in regular classrooms in the Sekyere South District, Agona. The descriptive survey research design was used for this study. The sample size was 100 respondents. Purposeful sampling technique was used to select the sample size. The instrument employed to collect data was questionnaire. Data was analysed using frequencies, mean and standard deviations. The findings revealed that there...

AN EVALUATION OF VOCATIONAL PROGRAMMES AND TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS IN TWO SPECIAL SCHOOLS FOR STUDENTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY IN GHANA ..

ABSTRACT The study was a descriptive survey that investigated vocational programmes offered in two special schools for individuals with intellectual disability in Ghana, and the transitional processes available in the schools to facilitate smooth movement of such individuals from school to the world of work. The problem was concerned with students who have gone through one vocation or the other and seemed unprepared to meet life demands after school. Forty teachers were sampled to compl...

EVALUATION OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION PRACTICES IN SELECTED PILOT INCLUSIVE BASIC SCHOOLS IN THE WINNEBA TOWNSHIP ..

ABSTRACT This study evaluated inclusive education practices in selected schools in the Winneba township. The study considered the physical environment of the inclusive schools, the resources and facilities available, how teachers adapt the curriculum and their instructions, as well as the support services available for inclusive education in the township. Forty teachers in 10 inclusive pilot schools were observed for the study. An observation checklist was the main instrument used to c...

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE EDUCATION OF THEIR CHILDREN WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENTS AT MAMPONG DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF IN THE EASTERN REGION OF GHANA..

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to explore parental involvement in the education of their children with hearing impairments at Mampong Demonstration School for the Deaf in the Eastern Region of Ghana. A case study design was adopted for the study. Seventy-five participants were purposively selected for the study. A five-point Likert scale questionnaire was used to gather data for the study. Data was analyzed using tables, simple percentages and frequency counts. Findings of the s...

EXPERIENCES OF STUDENTS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS AT UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, WINNEBA IN THE CENTRAL REGION OF GHANA..

ABSTRACT This phenomenological study explored experiences of students with visual impairments at the University of Education, Winneba. Thirty students with visual impairments were purposively sampled for the study. Focused group semi-structured interviews were used to collect data. Data were coded and analyzed using thematic approach. Results of the study showed that the students with visual impairments were accepted and supported by their sighted peers in the university, which created ...

PARENTAL ACCEPTANCE IN THE EDUCATION OF THEIR CHILDREN WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS IN AKROPONG SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND IN AKROPONG IN THE EASTERN REGION OF GHANA ..

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to find out parental acceptance in the education of their children with visual impairments among parents with children in the Akropong School for the Blind. The study employed a case study design. A sample of 50 respondents was drawn from the Akropong School for the Blind, comprising parents and their children with visual impairments in the junior high school using simple random and convenience sampling techniques. A self-developed interview schedu...

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE EDUCATION OF THEIR CHILDREN WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES IN SPECIAL SCHOOLS IN GHANA: A CASE STUDY OF DZORWULU SPECIAL SCHOOL IN ACCRA IN THE GREATER ACCRA REGIO

ABSTRACT The study was a case study, which focused on finding out the extent to which parents involved themselves in the education of their children with intellectual disabilities in Dzorwulu Special School in Accra, in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Samples of 22 participants were selected using purposive and convenient sampling techniques. Structured questionnaire and semi-structured interview guide were the tools for data collection. The data collected were analysed descriptively...


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