Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2020)
A study to assess the knowledge, attitude and compliance regarding specific learning disabilities (SPLD) among school teachers
Author(s): Mary Minolin, Meena, Beautily, U Karthikeyan
Abstract: Specific learning disability (SpLD) is a group of manifesting as persistent difficulties in learning efficiency to read (dyslexia), write (dysgraphia) or perform mathematically calculation (dyscalculia) despite normal intelligence, conventional schooling, intact hearing and vision, adequate motivation and socio cultural opportunity, the aim of the study is to assess the school teachers knowledge, attitude and compliance on specific learning disabilities in Tiruttani, 50 samples were recruited in purposive sampling techniques; descriptive study was used with a semi structured questions and the result of the study was 40 (80%) teachers had inadequate knowledge, 10 (20%) teachers had moderately adequate knowledge and no one (0%) had adequate knowledge regarding specific learning disability; 20 (50%) teachers had negative attitude towards dealing with SpLD children, 25(50%) teachers had neutral attitude and no one (0%) had positive attitude regarding specific learning disability; 35(70%) teachers had good compliance towards dealing with SpLD children, 15 (30%) teachers had average compliance and no one (0%) had poor compliance regarding specific learning disability; it is important to create an awareness among the school teachers, which helps in improving their knowledge.