Screening of Children with Special Needs in Regular Primary Schools of District Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

International Journal of Research (IJR), Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2015

19 Pages Posted: 6 May 2015

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Muhammad Anwer

Huazhong University of Science & Techlonogy

Abbas Jaffar

Donghua University

Najabat Ali

JIANGSU UNIVERSITY

Darwesh Ali

Institute of Professional Excellence & Management

Date Written: December 4, 2014

Abstract

This study reveals facts of special needs children studying in regular primary schools in Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan division in Pakistan. This research is conduct first time in the said region. The core object of this study was to identify the children who have disabilities in the age range of 3 to 9 years and they study in the normal schools in the mentioned region. The Ten Question (TQ) method was adopted to execute this research in the targeted normal schools. The researcher applied interviews method to get feedback on said research. The data was collected from parents and sibling in those situations when parents were not available to answer the questions. The analysis of collected data reflects that the ration of Learning Disability stands at 72.90% of all identified disable children which is the highest amongst other categories. The findings of this study reveals that Mental Retardation was 2.1% while children with Hearing Impaired was 1.1% in total identified children. Children facing Visual Impaired and Low Vision were 6.1%. This research analysis recommends to start awareness programs to initiate inclusive education as well as large scale services provision for disabled children. This initiative should be taken at both Governmental and community levels to address the issues of special children in Gilgit-Baltistan region.

Keywords: Disability; Handicap; Impairment; Screening; Survey; Ten Questionnaire (TQ)

Suggested Citation

Anwer, Muhammad and Jaffar, Abbas and Ali, Najabat and Ali, Darwesh, Screening of Children with Special Needs in Regular Primary Schools of District Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan (December 4, 2014). International Journal of Research (IJR), Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2602568

Muhammad Anwer

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Abbas Jaffar (Contact Author)

Donghua University ( email )

Shanghai 200051
China

Najabat Ali

JIANGSU UNIVERSITY ( email )

Jiangsu University
Zhenjiang, CA
China
212013 (Fax)

Darwesh Ali

Institute of Professional Excellence & Management

Ghaziabad
India

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