The putpose of the study was to investigate the Influence of Guidance and Counseling on
Academic Performance of Visually Impaired Children in Chogoria/ Murugi Zone in Maara
District Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were to; identify the causes of visual
impairment Children in Chogoria/ Murugi Zone in Maara district Kenya, , Identify the methods
of counseling that are effective on visually impaired Children and Investigate the impact of
guidance and counseling on academic performance of learners with visual impairment Children.
The methods used for data collection were questionnaires to the teachers, interviews with the
parents and focus group discussions with the pupils. The study revealed by 60% that learners
with visual impainnent sought guidance and counseling services. However the respondents
complained that most schools do not have qualified counselors to handle visually impaired
learners. The most common mentioned cause of visual impairment was hereditary reasons which
were mentioned by 90% of the respondents. Group counseling was mentioned by 84%, 76%
mentioned individual counseling, 72% mentioned motivation, 64% mentioned parent and child
counseling and 56% mentioned behavior counseling. The study also revealed by 52% of the
respondents that guidance and counseling has improved the academic perfonnance of visually
impaired. The study recommended that; Counselors who specifically look at cases of visually
impaired learners should be trained and made available in schools to help visually impaired
children. The Ministry of Education to beef up more aggressive awareness campaigns among
various stakeholders concerning the negative attitudes towards the visually impaired. The
Ministry to empower all the teachers in the country with appropriate professional skills on how to cater for the visually impaired learners.
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Research, SSA. "Influence Of Guidance And Counselling On Academic Perfromance Of Visually Impaired Children In Chogoria/ Murugi Zone Maara District Kenya" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed June 24, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-guidance-and-counselling-on-academic-perfromance-of-visually-impaired-children-in-chogoria-murugi-zone-maara-district-kenya