Challenges faced by physically handicapped children among selected primary schools in Matungu Division, Mumias District

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Kampala International University; College of Education Open and Distance Learning
This document was meant to carry out an investigation on challenges faced by physically disabled learners among selected primary schools. The researcher used •quantitative approach where numerical data to explore traits and situations was of great help to the intended research objectives. Since the research is based on education, the researcher used a survey technique in gathering the information about the academic and curricular performance; Environmental status; teachers', community, government and nongovernmental organizations support; types of physical impairment; and the general attitudes of the community towards the children and their implications to learning. The researcher formulated questionnaires which were sent to randomly selected respondents to fill. This enabled the researcher cover a large area. Twenty schools were used in collecting raw data for tabulation. The time for data collection was four weeks. Teachers needed to ensure that they use appropriate approaches and resources with much patience when teaching these learners. They encouraged them prevent the use of labeled names. Teachers needed go for refresher courses and be knowledgeable about the supportive services for special needs children. Special needs learners could be competitive enough in learning as any other child. Indeed physically impaired children are generally intellectually upright. They need support from all the stakeholders.
A research project submitted to Institute of Open and Distance Earning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of Degree of Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education of Kampala International University
Physically handicapped children, Primary schools, Mumias District