Munirathnamma K, Mamatha G, Paramesha, Lissa J
Mrs. Munirathnamma K1, Mrs. Mamatha G2, Mr. Paramesha3*, Mrs. Lissa J1
1Asst. Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing, JSS College of Nursing, Mysore
2Asst. Professor, Medical Surgical Nursing, JSS College of Nursing, Mysore
3 Asst. Lecturer, Mental Health Nursing, JSS College of Nursing, Mysore
Volume - 4,
Issue - 4,
Year - 2016
Learning disabilities refers to significant learning problems in an academic area. They are often identified when a child begins to attend school. So, role of a teacher in identifying a child with learning disabilities is vital. Learning disabilities are not a prescription for failure. With the right kinds of instruction, guidance and support, there are no limits to what individuals with Learning disabilities can achieve. Methods: Evaluative approach was used and the design adopted for the study was one group pre test post test design. 30 primary school teachers were selected by using non probability purposive sampling technique in selected schools at Mysore. Pilot study was conducted, the tool and study design were found to be feasible. The data was collected by using personal proforma, structured knowledge questionnaire and an information booklet was administered. The collected data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: The results of study revealed that there was a significance of difference between the mean pre test and mean post test knowledge scores (t=12.90) which was found to be highly significant at 0.05 level of significance. The result also shows that the knowledge scores of primary school teachers had no significant association with their selected personal variables. Conclusion: Therefore, the study concluded that administration of information booklet was an effective method to improve the knowledge of primary school teachers regarding selected learning disabilities.
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Munirathnamma K, Mamatha G, Paramesha, Lissa J. Evaluate the effectiveness of an information booklet on knowledge regarding selected learning disabilities of school children among Primary school teachers in selected schools at Mysore. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2016; 4(4): 445-448.