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Title: Support services for pupils with low vision in pilot inclusive schools in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality
Authors: Baah, Isaac Anin
Issue Date: 18-Jan-2017
Abstract: The aim of the study was to investigate the support services available for pupils with low vision in inclusive education classrooms in Ejisu-Juaben Municipality. The research design used for this study was the descriptive survey. Purposive sampling technique was used to choose 100 Participants within the school for the study. A likert type questionnaire was used to collect data. Descriptive statistics in the form of frequencies mean and standard deviations were employed to analyze the collected data. Analysis of the data revealed that there were varieties of real materials and models of objects in the schools. Pictures with large shapes, large print charts are available in the schools for teaching pupils with low vision. Optical devices such as magnifiers, telescope and lenses were also available for use by pupils with low vision. The data further revealed that the human resource supports that the respondents said were available in all the schools were a resource teacher, guidance and counselling services. Also, related services such as eye screening, audiological services, and indirect services such as supporting the class teacher to develop an Individualized Education Plan for pupils with low vision. The challenges regular teachers encountered in providing support to pupils with low vision in all the schools included incompetence in managing pupils with low vision. The findings also showed that teachers were burdened with adapting instructional materials to meet the needs of pupils with low vision. The resource teachers did not also cooperate with teachers in the delivery of services to pupils with low vision. The teachers did not receive in-service training in order to manage pupils with low vision. It was recommended that Teachers should be given in-service training to update their skills in managing resources available for pupils with low vision.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Community Health, College of Health Sciences In partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science (Disability, Rehabilitation and Development), 2016.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/9961
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