Evaluate the Effectiveness of IT based material for Learning Disabled Students of Secondary Schools

Sumati Rani, Assistant Teacher
Keywords: Learning Disabled Students, IT based material Introduction People with learning disabilities have trouble with one or more of these steps; they have difficulty taking in, organizing and acting on information their brains receive through the senses. That information can be nonverbal, but more commonly, the difficulty has to do with understanding or using writers or spoken language. The problems are based on brain structure and function: a case of poor wiring in one or more areas of the
more » ... r more areas of the brain. Hallahan and Kauffman, (1976) define a learning disabled child as one who is not achieving his potential. Meir (1991) reported that it is not surprising that most of them develop low expectations and problems in self-esteem by the age of nine. Moreover, their academic and personal problems tend to worsen as time passes. The National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD, 2001) defines the term learning disability as: "A heterogeneous group of disorders manifested by significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning or mathematical abilities. Waldrop and Halverson (1971) have reported a series of studies that link the presence of minor physical to early anomalies with hyperactivity in students ranging in age from preschool to early elementary years. Reddy, Ramar and Kusuma (1999) reveal that social skill deficits are common in students with learning disabilities and that these deficits have a negative effect on learning disabled students' relationship with both peers and teachers as well as on their ability to function in the regular classroom environment. There were many questions raised in conducting research in the field of learning disability. How theirs problem can be solved in normal classroom? What strategies can be used in classroom for fulfil their educational needs. The schools are full of students, but these schools only focus on their objectives such as increasing the number of students, they do not want the quality in knowledge and education. These schools cannot fulfil the needs of students and they blame the students. They face several challenges related to selecting good models of instruction that can be most effectively and efficiently applied to students with learning disabilities. The teachers are unable to gauge the needs of individuals with learning disabilities and this adversely impacts the academic achievement of learning disabled students. Aim of the Study The Objectives of the present study are following as: 1. To study the achievement of learning disabled in Home Science 2. To evaluate the efficacy of IT based material for learning disabled students of secondary schools. Methodology Design of the Study In the present study, descriptive survey method was used. Abstract The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of IT based material for learning disabled students. A sample of 23 girl students studying in secondary schools of Agra city was purposively selected. The researcher used the self-constructed tool achievement test and IT based material for this study. Mean, S.D. and t-test were calculated to analyse the data. The study revealed that IT based material was significantly improving the achievement of the learning disabled students of secondary school.