Knowledge of Primary School Teachers Regarding Learning Disorders among Children at Schools of Satara District
Introduction: “Learning disorder is a general term that refers to a group of disorders manifested by difficulty in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, & mathematical abilities. These disorders are inherent to the person supposed to be because of central nervous system malfunction. Most students who undergo from learning disorders will not be recognized before standard 3-4 of primary school since their teachers don’t have adequate knowledge about learning disorder. Teachers are the child’s first contact person in school and the perfect person to find out a learning difficulty. Unluckily, most either pay no attention to the problem or blame it on the child’s personality.2
Methodology: The study was designed in the form of non-experimental descriptive type. Study comprised of 316 primary school teachers from conveniently selected schools at Satara district.
Result: Majority of the teachers was belongs to 41 to 58 age groups 203(64.24%), 199(62.97%) were females, 277(87.65) were Hindu, 301(95.25%) teachers was married, 214(67.72%) teachers were having educational qualification of D.Ed., 243(78.89%) teachers was having above 11 years of experience. 166(52.26%) of the subject had poor knowledge,146(46.20%) teachers had average knowledge & 04(1.26%) had good knowledge.
Conclusion: Present study showed the need for intensive training of primary school teachers on learning disorders.
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