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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 12  |  Page : 3845-3849

Effectiveness of planned teaching program among primary school teachers regarding awareness of learning disabilities in children


Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Formerly Sri Ramachandra University (DU), Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. P Vijayasamundeeswari
Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Formerly Sri Ramachandra University (DU), Porur, Chennai - 600 116
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_722_19

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Purpose: To assess the awareness of learning disabilities of children before and after the planned teaching program among primary school teachers. Research design: A pre-experimental, nonrandomized, one group pretest and post-test design were used. Materials and Methods: The accessible populations were all teachers working in private primary schools at Montfort Matriculation School, Chennai. Purposive sample technique was used to select the 40 samples. The instrument consisted of two sections—Part-I: demographical variables, Part-II: awareness questionnaire on learning disabilities in children. The collected data were grouped and analyzed using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics and a paired t-test was used to determine the difference between pretest and post-test in the group. Result: The study indicates that the majority of the primary school teachers had inadequate awareness regarding learning disabilities and 10% had moderate level of awareness, whereas in the post-test, 7.5% had moderate level of awareness and 92.5% had adequate level of awareness. There was a significant association between awareness of learning disabilities among primary school teachers. Conclusion: The planned teaching program is an effective method in enhancing the awareness of primary school teachers regarding the care of awareness of learning disabilities.


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