ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND PSYCHO-SOCIAL PROBLEMS: A STUDY AMONG CHILDREN WITH SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY

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KY Publications, Jan 2, 2018 - Social Science - 185 pages
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 The prevalence and incidence of learning disability are on increase in India. Most of the cases of learning disabilities are not properly diagnosed and managed, the situation of rural belts are very pathetic. The accessibility and availability of facilities that manage learning disabilities are very limited in a country like India. Inclusive educational policies are still to take a proper shape in the Indian context. Children with learning disabilities have to encounter with series of issues. The psychosocial problems and academic achievement remain very crucial among these. The present study intends to look into the psychosocial problems and academic achievement of the children with specific learning disability. Further, this study tried to explore the relationship between various socio-demographic variables with the psychosocial problems and academic achievements. The present study was conducted in the Sulur Block of Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu, India. The total samples for the study were 268 children with learning disability. Standardised scales were used for collecting the information from the respondents. The results of the study indicate serious implications. The lower level of academic achievement and the higher level of psychosocial problems are evident. It is found that a number of sociodemographic variables are also significantly influencing the core variables investigated in this study

 

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RESULTS OF THE STUDY 54123
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REVIEW OF LITERATURE 3143
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RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
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SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION 144174
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Social Work practice
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 Dr. A.P. Senthil Kumar is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work, under the College of Social Sciences & Humanities of the University of Gondar, Ethiopia. Dr. Senthil has received MA, MPhil and Ph.D. degrees from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India. He has 9 years of experience in the field level and 13 years of experience in teaching social work in a number of reputed colleges and Universities in India and abroad. He has completed 4 projects funded by various agencies during the course of his work with different Universities. Dr. Senthil has more than 18 publications to his credit in various journals of repute.

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