Competency Level on Life Skills in Using Modules to Learners with Special Educational Needs

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Miladith B. Polutan, Mildred E. Dumanhog, Junelo D. Polutan , Rosein A. Ancheta Jr., Rebecca DC. Manalastas, Cecilia Elena P. De Los Reyes, Reylan G. Capuno, Joseph C. Pepito , Jonathan O. Etcuban, Niña Rozanne T. Delos Reyes, Lilibeth C. Pini


This mixed-method research determined the competency level of the life skills of the Learners with special educational needs (LSENs) at identified SpEd Centers in Oroquieta City Schools Division during the COVID 19 pandemic. There were 30 parent respondents, chosen through purposive sampling, evaluated the 46 learners’ life skills performance and gave the challenges they encountered in teaching them. Researcher-made observation questionnaires used underwent pilot testing and passed the validity and consistency test. The quantitative data gathered were subjected to descriptive and inferential statistics. The qualitative data underwent thematic analysis. Findings divulged that in terms of the learners with special educational needs’ (LSENs) profile: nine (9) of whom had learning disabilities and 37 had multiple disabilities, had showed average life skills on nutrition and personal hygiene. The aggregated level of competency of different life skills were: washing of hands independently was done with limitations; brushing the teeth properly was done with limitations; uses spoon in eating/proper eating of finger food was done competently; consuming food-opening and drinking of bottled water was done with limitations. When grouped by its learners’ profile, there was no significant difference on the level of competency of various Life Skills. The challenges encountered by the parents relative to the teaching of Life skills to Learners with Special Educational Needs (LSENs) were: execution of Life Skills, behavior management of the child, and work balance. It was recommended that the module should be continually used and enhanced for the continued benefit of the parents and the learners with special educational needs (LSENs) while distance learning is still in place due to pandemic.

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