Cognizance Of School Teachers Toward Communication Disorder In School Going Children Of Twin City, Odisha

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Ms. Sarita Rautara, Ms. Subhasmita Sahoo, Ms. Niharika Dash, Mr. Sanket Bhalerao, Mr. Rajib Lochan Bhoi


Background: Regular school teachers have awareness regarding different types of communication disorder in school going children.

Methodology: Total 312 regular school teachers (156 primary and 156 secondary) had participated in the study, and they were given a questionnaire based on features of different types of selected communication disorder seen in school going children.

Aim and Objectives: The study was aimed to investigate Cognizance as well as the awareness of primary and secondary school teachers regarding the occurrence of various communication disorders in school going children.

Result: Mean ± SD and percentile score for common features of selected communication disorder was calculated. A two-way ANOVA along with post hoc analysis using unpaired t test was used from statistical point of view. The result indicated that p<.0001, a statistically significant difference between primary and secondary school teacher.

Discussion: All the teachers participated, had cognizance, and had observed the features belonging to selected communication disorders but no cent percent result could obtain, which state that they were not aware of all of them as well as of various other communication disorders prevailing in school going children, hence it was concluded that, there is limited awareness and cognizance related to communication disorders in children among regular school teachers i.e. both primary and secondary.

Conclusion: So, it could be suggested that more survey like the present study can be considered to carry out among more numbers of regular school teachers belonging to different geographical part of our country where programs can be organized in order to sensitize them regarding communication disorders in school going children.

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