Teachers support and the challenges faced by teachers who handle the intellectually challenged in West Tigania, Kenya

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Kampala International University. College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
Teachers are faced by challenges as they handle the intellectually challenged pupils. Some of the challenges include lack of curriculum guidelines, teaching instruments, lack of references, inadequate personnel as well as undefined curriculum. They also need support from parents, stakeholders and the community. The researcher used the questionnaire. It was found out that there was need to create awareness to parents of the intellectually challenged which should be done by teachers who handle them. Parents can as well be advised to form or join associations from which they share experiences. Seminars and workshops can be held so as to come out with practical solutions to immediate problems. Exhibitions are also necessary so that teachers can get in touch with new equipment teaching materials as well as textbooks. Teachers handling intellectually challenged should seek specialist help so as to stand a better chance as they handle these pupils. Teaching skills alone are not enough, there is need to know about children’s growth and development so as to recognize characteristics that are of significance in helping each child to learn the best way possible.
A Research Report presented to the Institute of Continuing and Distance Studies of Kampala International University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Bachelor Degree of Education in Special Needs Education
Teachers, Intellectually challenged