Difficulties Encountered By Learners with Hearing Impairment in an Inclusive Setting: A Case Study of Machakos School for the Deaf, Central Division, Machakos District Kenya

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Kampala International University, bachelor's degree of education in special needs
In this special study paper, the researcher aimed at establishing learning difficulties encountered by the Pupils within hearing impairment in the inclusive setting. This study was carried out in Machakos school for the deaf located in central division, Machakos district. Ten class teachers represented the whole population. The researcher targeted a sample population of Head teachers, class teachers, and all learners of ten classes. The researcher used questionnaires as the main instrument to collect the data. Factors that have caused learning difficulties included teachers not been trained in special needs education, government not providing enough support services, large classes per teacher. Rigid curriculum and not barrier ji-ee environment. Also there is lack of good communication skills and negative attitude by teachers and parents towards the Pupils with impairment. It is hoped that if all the above factors are addressed and effective teaching methods used, their difficulties may be lessened and improve their academic achievements.
Research Report Presented To The Institute Of Open And Distance Learning Of Kampala International University In Partial Fulfilment Of The Requirement For The Award Of The Degree Of A Degree Of Bachelor Of Education In Special Needs Education
Learners, Hearing Impairment, Machakos District Kenya