Impact Of Late Identification Of The Mentally Handicapped Children On Quality Learning: A Case Study Of Central Division, Embu District, Kenya

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ABSTRACT

The study carried out a critical analysis and investigation on the impact of late

identification of the mentally handicapped children on their quality

learning as well as their academic performance in regular school settings. The

researcher carried out this study from Central Division, in Embu District.

Previous studies indicate that the impact of late identification of the mentally

retarded learners has an effect on their intellectual functioning, educational

functioning, affects their physical growth and above all, hindering their personality

and social adjustment.

The researcher applied a purely quantitative research design in presenting and

interpreting the research findings. The technique of data collection used was

mainly the use of questionnaires with some key informant inte~icws to the

district officials, Selection of the samples was based on a purposive sampling

procedure so as to be able to locate the respondents who are in position of giving

information relevant to the study.

Research findings revealed that the impact of late identification among the

mentally retarded learners results into their having problems with; low class

participation, poor concept perception, and above all, the inability to acquire

adaptive learning skills.

A number of measures have been drawn up basing on the researchers

observation and conclusions of the research findings. These include among

others: effecting EARS sensitization in the communities, medical attention by

doctors, active observation and analysis by teachers, active role of parents among others,

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APA

KIURA, L (2021). Impact Of Late Identification Of The Mentally Handicapped Children On Quality Learning: A Case Study Of Central Division, Embu District, Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-late-identification-of-the-mentally-handicapped-children-on-quality-learning-a-case-study-of-central-division-embu-district-kenya

MLA 8th

KIURA, LEONARD "Impact Of Late Identification Of The Mentally Handicapped Children On Quality Learning: A Case Study Of Central Division, Embu District, Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 10 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-late-identification-of-the-mentally-handicapped-children-on-quality-learning-a-case-study-of-central-division-embu-district-kenya. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

MLA7

KIURA, LEONARD . "Impact Of Late Identification Of The Mentally Handicapped Children On Quality Learning: A Case Study Of Central Division, Embu District, Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Jun. 2021. Web. 24 Jul. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-late-identification-of-the-mentally-handicapped-children-on-quality-learning-a-case-study-of-central-division-embu-district-kenya >.

Chicago

KIURA, LEONARD . "Impact Of Late Identification Of The Mentally Handicapped Children On Quality Learning: A Case Study Of Central Division, Embu District, Kenya" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 24, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-late-identification-of-the-mentally-handicapped-children-on-quality-learning-a-case-study-of-central-division-embu-district-kenya