A study on awareness levels of primary school teachers on learning disabilities in government schools of Telangana
N Sandhya Rani and Dr. R Geetha Reddy
Learning disability is a general term that refers to a heterogeneous group of disorders manifested by significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning or mathematical abilities. Teachers play an important role in identifying children with learning difficulties. They are the first ones to recognize difficulties in school children. It is the responsibility of the parents and the teachers to identify the difficulties of children and not to demotivate them because of their disabilities. Hence the present study was aimed to know the awareness levels of primary school teachers on learning disabilities. An ex-post Facto research design was employed to assess the awareness levels of 60 primary school teachers on learning disabilities in government schools of Hyderabad (24) and Rangareddy (36) districts of Telangana. The major findings state that 55% of school teachers showed moderately adequate knowledge, and 38% showed inadequate knowledge. Only 10% of showed Adequate knowledge on Learning disabilities. The study concludes that there is a need to improve the knowledge of primary school teachers on LD and to enhance their basic skills in recognizing learning disability at the earliest.
How to cite this article:
N Sandhya Rani, Dr. R Geetha Reddy. A study on awareness levels of primary school teachers on learning disabilities in government schools of Telangana. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(3):170-173.