Research Papers/Topics in Special Education

Parents Attitudes towards Children with Special Needs in Selected Primary Schools in Trans Mara District Kenya.

ABSTRACT  The study was conducted to determine the parents’ attitudes towards their children with special needs. Further sought in the study were the demographic characteristics of the respondents in terms of gender, age, educational level, occupation, number of children in the family and the combined monthly income of mother and father. The other objective was to determine extent of parents’ attitudes towards their children with special needs and to establish if there is a significant r...

Social Learning Approach and in Dependent Action of Mild Mental Challenged Sigowet Division Kericho District Kenya

ABSTRACT  This study is on an academic research entitled “social learning approach and independent action of mild mental retarded learners in Sigowet division Kericho District Kenya”. The purpose of the study was to investigate the level of social level and its relationship with the level of independent action of learners with mild mental challenged. The objectives of the study were: to determine the levels of independent action of learners who are mild mental challenged using two groups...

Orientation and Mobility of Visually Impaired Learners in Selected Primary Schools Lamu County Kenya

ABSTRACT  The purpose of the study was to find out challenges faced by visually impaired learners in orientation and mobility in primary schools. The sample size consisted of 128 standard seven and eight learners from 10 primary schools in Lamu County, Kenya. The instrument used was a questionnaire. The data analysis used was descriptive statistics to describe data. The findings indicated that, cane, sitting at a table, sitting on a chair and room familiarization were well taught orientation...

Nature Of Disability and Access to Employment Among Youth, Vihiga County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Ihe topic of this study was “Nature of Disability and Access to Employment among Youth in Vihiga County. Kenya”. The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between the nature of disability and access to employment among the youth in Vihiga County, Kenya. It was guided by six objectives. These are: to establish the nature of disabilities among the youth in Vihiga County. Kenya. to assess the lev& of disabilities among the youth. to determine the level olaccess to...

Operant Conditioning and Interpersonal Characteristics of Moderately Mentally Retarded Learners in Ollesos Division Nandi County Kenya

ABSTRACT The topic if the study was “Operant conditioning and Interpersonal characteristics of learners with moderate mental retardation” It was guided by the following objectives: To determine the level of operant conditioning used with learners with moderate mental retardation, To determine the interpersonal characteristics of learners with moderate mental retardation, To establish if there is a relationship between operant conditioning on interpersonal characteristics of learners with ...

Peer Influence On Academic Achievement of Mentally Challenged Learners in Kilifi County Primary Schools, K Nya

ABSTRACT The main purpose of the study was to compare the effect on peer teaching and conventional teaching on academic achievement among mentally challenged learners in selected primary schools in Kilifi County Kenya, It was guided by two objectives which were to investigate whether there is a significant difference in academic achievement between an experimental and control group of mentally challenged learners among selected schools in Kilifi County. The research design followed quantitati...

Resources Availability and Learning Tendencies of Pupils with Orthopedic and Neurological Impairments in Selected Primary Schools, Kisumu West District, Kenya

ABSTRACT This study was carried out to establish the extent of the availability of resources in primary schools in Kisumu West, Kenya; to examine the level of learning tendencies of the orthopedic and neurologic impaired learners in Kisumu West, Kenya, as well as to asses the relationship between resources availability and the learning tendencies of the orthopedic and neurologic impaired learners. A total of 132 respondents participated in the study. These were all teachers of the learners be...

Social Reinforcement and Behaviour Disorder of the Mild Mentally Challenged Learners in Public Schools in Ainabkoi Division, Kenya

ABSTRACT The study was about social reinforcement and behavior disorders among the mentally challenged learners in Ainabkoi division Uasingishu County. The problem of the study was that in the National Appraisals for primary schools development activities and academic performance in the year 2013, there was no school in Ainabkoi Division that appeared among the top 100 best schools country wide. It was guided by three objectives; to determine the extent of social reinforcement, to investigate...

Total Communication Method On the Learning Ability of Hearing Impaired Children in Nyaramba Special Unit, Nyamira District, Kenya.

ABSTRACT This study experimented on total communication method on the learning ability of hearing impaired in Nyaramba special unit Kenya. This research determined further the following (1) profile of hearing impaired children as to age, gender and previous academic performance; (2) the mean scores of the learners in the pretest and post test;(3) significant difference in the mean scores of the learners between the pre-test and post-test;(4) post test mean gain of the learners. The quasi expe...

Parenting Styles and Social Characteristics of Adolescent Learners in Selected Secondary Schools in Eldoret Municipality, Kenya

ABSTRACT Socialization pressures begin in earnest during, the second year of life when children first display an ability comply with parental directives. Parents place greater emphasis on socialization toward the end of the infancy period, they vary considerably in how they go about the task. This variation in parental behavior tends to give rise to differences in children~s behaviors. This study determined the correlation between parenting styles and social characteristics of adolescent lear...

Conceptual Approaches in Teaching and The Basic Learning Skills for Mild Mentally Challenged Learners in Mtito-Andei Division—Kibwezi District U-Kenya

ABSTRACT This study is as a result of an academic research entitled “conceptual approaches and the basic learning skills for mild mentally challenged learners in Mtito-Andei Division — Kibwezi District — Kenya”. It was guided by the following four specific objectives; Identifying the social, demographic characteristics of the respondents; investigating the extent in which the conceptual approaches are practiced in relation to the basic learning skills; ascertaining the level of perfor...

Socio Emotional Adjustment of Children with Physical Handicap in Selected Primary Schools in Ugunja District, Kenya

ABSTRACT This study is on socio-emotional adjustment of children with physical handicap in selected primary Schools in Ugunja District, Kenya. Its purpose was to test the hypothesis of no significant difference in the level of socio-emotional adjustment between the teachers’ and the Pupils’ responses, Validate the theory of Psychosocial Theory of Personality Development advanced by Erick Erickson (1950) and to generate new information based on the findings of this study. The objectives of...

Teaching Methods and Learning of Primary School Pupils with Mild Mental Challenges in Eldama Ravine Division Baringo County, Kenya~

ABSTRACT The study was about teaching methods and learning abilities of the mild challenged learners in Eldama Ravine division, Baringo County. It was guided by three objectives; to determine the quality of teaching strategies, to investigate the level of learning abilities, and to establish if there is a relationship between teaching Methods and learning abilities. The study employed descriptive correlation survey research design, using the quantitative approach. It employed a population of ...

Social Learning Approach and in Dependent Action of Mild Mental Challenged Sigowet Division Kericho District Kenya

ABSTRACT This study is on an academic research entitled “social learning approach and independent action of mild mental retarded learners in Sigowet division Kericho District Kenya”. The purpose of the study was to investigate the level of social level and its relationship with the level of independent action of learners with mild mental challenged. The objectives of the study were: to determine the levels of independent action of learners who are mild mental challenged using two groups; ...

Teaching Strategies and Academic Performance of Learners with Visual Impairment in Primary Schools Kaplamai Division, Transnzoia County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The study was to determine teaching strategies and performance of learners with visual impairment was carried out in primary schools in Kaplamai Division, Tranzoia County in Kenya. The Objectives of the study were to; determine the level of teaching strategies applied by teachers, assess the level of performance of visual impaired learners and establish whether there was a significant relationship between teaching strategies and performance of visual impaired learners in Kaplamai div...


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