Examining The Educational Problems Of Children With Down Syndrome; Special Education Teachers’ And Psychologists’ Perspectives, Pakistan
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Motive: Imparting education to students with Down syndrome poses challenges due to the educational problems. The motive of study was to examine the Educational Problems of Children with Down Syndrome from the Special Educators’ and psychologist’s Perspectives in Punjab, Pakistan. The study aimed to gain insights into the practices employed by teachers and psychologists in the Department of Special Education, Pakistan to address these learning difficulties.
Research Design: This study employed a descriptive study approach using survey method to examine the educational problems experienced by students with Down syndrome from the perspectives of special school teachers and psychologists. Sample was taken by using Purposive sampling. The data were collected through a self-constructed questionnaire from the special education teachers and psychologists.
Findings: Quantitative analysis revealed that special education teachers and psychologists acknowledged the numerous obstacles faced by students with Down syndrome in their learning, including deficient skills, low IQ levels, memory storage issues, communication problems, behavioral challenges, passivity, and distraction issues. Furthermore, the findings indicated that there was no significant difference of opinion of special education teachers and psychologists regarding educational difficulties faced by students with Down syndrome.
Conclusion: In conclusion, this study highlighted the significance of recognizing and addressing the diverse educational problems faced by students with Down syndrome. By employing effective strategies and fostering a collaborative approach, educators and psychologists can create inclusive learning environments that facilitate the growth and development of these students, enabling them to achieve their educational goals and lead fulfilling lives.
Practical Implications: These findings underscored the importance of implementing diverse and effective teaching strategies tailored to the specific needs of students with Down syndrome. Special educators play a crucial role in identifying and addressing these challenges by providing individualized support, adapting instructional methods, and fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment.