Learning Difficulties Encountered by Children with Hearing Impairment in an Inclusive Setting in Ndarugu Division, Gatundu District-Kenya

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION

APPROVAL

DEDICATION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS iv

LIST OF TABLE VII

ABSTRACT viii

CHAPTER ONE 1

INTRODUCTION I

Background I

Statement of the problem 3

The purpose of the study~ 4

Objectives 4

Research Questions

The scope of study 5

Significance of the study~ 5

Limitations~ 6

Delimitations

CHAPTER TWO 8

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE 8

Understanding a child with hearing impairment 8

Teachers attitudes towards children with hearing impairment 9

Teaching methods used by teachers in teaching children with hearing impairment II

Mode of communication teachers use in teaching children with hearing impairment 12

CHAPTER THREE 14

METHODOLOGY 14

INTRODUCTION 14

RESEARCH DESIGN 14

V

AREAOF STUDY •14

TARGET POPULATION AND SAMPLE SIZE 15

SAMPLE PROCEDURE 15

RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS 15

DATA COLLECTION PROCEDURE 15

DOCUMENTARY REVIEW 16

DATA ANALYSIS 16

CHAPTER FOUR 17

DATA ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION 17

INTRODUCTION 17

CHAPTER FIVE 25

DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS 25

Introduction 25

Discussion of results on objective one 25

Discussion of results on objective two 26

Discussion of results on objective three 27

Discussion of results on objective four 28

Discussion of Results on objective five 29

Conclusion 30

Recommendations 31

APPENDIX 1

REFERENCES

APPENDIX 11 36

APPENDIX 111 38

APPENDIX IV 40 

ABSTRACT The main focus of this study to find out chilenges faced by children with hearing impairment in an inclusive setting. The researcher picked interest in finding out the mode of communication used by teachers instructional materials teachers use to instruct hearing ipaired learners, teachers’ attitudes towards inclusion of children with hearing impairment in regular schools and findind ways of improing the education ofthese children. To get the information needed an interview guide was designed for children with hearing impairment and questionaires prepared and distributed to headteachers and teachers in the selected schools. Random and purposive sampling techniquues were used to select schools and the respondents. The findings revealed that children with hearing impairment in regular schools experienced some challenges which among others included; lack of specially trained teachers in special needs education to cater for their learning needs and interests, inadeqaucy of appropriate equipment and learning materials, inappropriate teaching materials and methods, negative attitudes of teachers towards the education of the handicapped children and high teacher—pupil ratio in class among others. From the study, the following recommendations were made that; Special Needs Education should be co-opted into Primary Teachers’ Colleges as a course, government, NGOs and other stakeholders should intensify community awareness programmes about the rights of persons with disabilities, refresher courses should be provided to teachers to equip them with knowledge and skills to assitst learners with special learning needs and teachers be trained to make and use the available local materials, primary school teachers should be encouraged to go for up grading special needs education, parents of children with special needs should be encouraged to actively get involved in the learning of their children among others.

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APA

Frontiers, E. & NJUGUNA, W (2022). Learning Difficulties Encountered by Children with Hearing Impairment in an Inclusive Setting in Ndarugu Division, Gatundu District-Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/learning-difficulties-encountered-by-children-with-hearing-impairment-in-an-inclusive-setting-in-ndarugu-division-gatundu-district-kenya

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and WAMBUI NJUGUNA "Learning Difficulties Encountered by Children with Hearing Impairment in an Inclusive Setting in Ndarugu Division, Gatundu District-Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 05 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/learning-difficulties-encountered-by-children-with-hearing-impairment-in-an-inclusive-setting-in-ndarugu-division-gatundu-district-kenya. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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Frontiers, Edu, and WAMBUI NJUGUNA . "Learning Difficulties Encountered by Children with Hearing Impairment in an Inclusive Setting in Ndarugu Division, Gatundu District-Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 05 Aug. 2022. Web. 12 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/learning-difficulties-encountered-by-children-with-hearing-impairment-in-an-inclusive-setting-in-ndarugu-division-gatundu-district-kenya >.

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Frontiers, Edu and NJUGUNA, WAMBUI . "Learning Difficulties Encountered by Children with Hearing Impairment in an Inclusive Setting in Ndarugu Division, Gatundu District-Kenya" Afribary (2022). Accessed August 12, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/learning-difficulties-encountered-by-children-with-hearing-impairment-in-an-inclusive-setting-in-ndarugu-division-gatundu-district-kenya