A Study On Learning Disabilities Among The Secondary School Pupils In North Costal Districts Of Andhra Pradesh

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Prof. R. Siva Prasadh , Satya Murty. Burle


Learning disability refers to a range of conditions that cause considerable difficulties in learning and using abilities such as listening, speaking, reading, writing, thinking, or mathematics. A learning disability, on the other hand, is frequently coupled with other incapacitating conditions (social and emotional disturbance, sensory impairment). The study's population comprises of all students in the ninth and eighth grades from government and private secondary schools in the Andhra Pradesh districts of Srikakulam and Vizianagaram. A standardized self-administered open and closed ended questionnaire from Bhargava and Bhardwaj's learning disability battery was employed. After data analysis, results revealed a significant difference between girls and boys students in their learning disabilities. Students' categories also play a significant role in their Dyscalculia and Dyslexia learning disabilities. The mean difference (2.35-Dyscalculia, 2.21-Dyslexia) is in favour of boys. Hence, it can be inferred that boys possess lower dyscalculia when compared to girls. Gender did not make any significant difference in Dysgraphia, a learning disability. The caste of secondary school students differed significantly in their categories of learning disabilities (Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, and Dyslexia). At the same time, severe learning disabilities are found in S.T. category students.

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