Environment and Academic Performance of Physically Handicapped Learners in Regular Schools of Ruiru Division, Thika District Kenya.

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Kampala International University, bachelors degree in primary education
This research report contains five major chapters as follows:- Chapter 1 Introduction The research investigated effect of environment and academic performance of physical handicapped learners in regular school and suggests solutions to these problems under recommendations in chapter five. Chapter II. Review of Related Literature The researcher reviewed related literature on the following sub headings:Types of learners with physical handicap Orthopaedically impaired, Neurological disabilities and those with health disabilities. The resources used to support learners with physical handicap are adaptive devices such as standing tables, hand pointers, book turners and others. The methods of supporting learners with physical handicap under medical intervention, physiotherapy, occupational therapy. How the learners relate to teachers and factors that lead low academic performance were also check. Chapter II Methodology The researcher used qualitative research approach for the study. This was appropriate as it clearly shows specific number of occurrences of variable that were investigated. Descriptive survey design was employed. The researcher used questionnaire to collect data from the teachers who interacted with the learners. Thirty schools scattered all over the division were used for the study. At least one teacher in charge of SNE sampled from these thirty schools, Chapter 4. Findings From the data it was found out by the researcher that the effects of environment on academic performance of the learners with physical handicap were due to lack of support from teachers, parents and peer. Negative attitude between the teachers and the learners, lack of appropriate education resources and lack of conducive environment for learning. Chapter: 5 Conclusions The researcher concluded that the learners with physical handicap can perform well in academic work when the challenge facing them are addressed seriously especially by the government, teachers, parents and the community at large.
A Research Report Submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of the Bachelor of Degree in Primary Education of Kampala International University.
Environment, Academic Performance, Physically Handicapped Learners, Thika District Kenya.