The aim of the study to assess the effectiveness of teaching programme on knowledge and attitude regarding care of mentally challenged children among parent attending parent-teacher meeting in special schools for mentally challenged of Ahmadabad District. A pre experimental approach was used with one group pretest post test research design was chosen for the study. Convenient sampling technique was used to select 60 mentally challenged children to assess the effectiveness of teaching programme. The tool used was a structured questionnaire for assessing the knowledge and summated Likert’s scale was used to assess the attitude regarding mentally challenged children. The finding of the study revealed that the teaching programme was effective in increasing the knowledge and attitude regarding care of mentally challenged children. The mean pretest knowledge score was 16.87 and after teaching programme the mean post test knowledge score was 22.43. The mean pretest attitude score was 48.12 and after teaching programme the mean post test attitude score was 68.05. The study concluded that the teaching programme brought about a significant change in the level of knowledge and attitude of parent regarding care of mentally challenged children.
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Mansi Acharya. Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on Care of Mentally Challenged Children among Parent Attending Parent- Teacher Meeting in special schools of mentally challenged of Ahmedabad District. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2016; 4(4): 481-484.