Investigating Special Needs Children in Skardu District, Union Council Gumba: An Analysis of Establishing Special Education Complex in Baltistan Division of Pakistan

Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, Vol. 3, No. 3, March 2015

10 Pages Posted: 7 May 2015

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Muhammad Anwer

Huazhong University of Science & Techlonogy

Abbas Jaffar

Donghua University

Najabat Ali

JIANGSU UNIVERSITY

Shazada Khan

Hamdard University

Najaf Ali

Bahauddin Zakariya University - Department of Economics

Muhammad Raja

University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

Adil Hussain

University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

Date Written: November 3, 2014

Abstract

This research study is designed to investigate the affairs of critical conditions of special persons and their distinctive needs and requirements concerning social development in Pakistan. The prime objective of the research is to identify the school going children in the age bracket of 03-15 years requiring special needs from the entire population of Skardu city and union council Gumba, Gilgit-Baltistan. To conduct this research, a comprehensive questionnaire was designed by the research and was circulated among the targeted population by engaging the field investigators to collect the feedback. This survey was distributed in 815 targeted samples of population and 714 responses were received. Furthermore, this collected data was analyzed with different tools. Subsequently, the analysis revealed that a total number of 572 school going children were identified who were declared as special needs required children. Moreover, the data of special children reflected that 230 children comprising of almost 40% of total targeted population were showing Physically Handicapped Children. While 164 children showing 28% of targeted sample were Mentally Retarded Children, 130 Hearing Impaired Children reflected 22.60% of said population and 48 Visually Handicapped Children were 8.30% of 572 under observation population. The findings of this research recommends that mass survey of disability prevalence, awareness campaigns and large scale provision programs for special needs children at Government as well as community levels to fulfill the requirement of establishing the Special Education Centres in Baltistan Division in Pakistan.

Keywords: Disability, Identification, Special Education, Special Children, Needs, Ten Questionnaires

Suggested Citation

Anwer, Muhammad and Jaffar, Abbas and Ali, Najabat and Khan, Shazada and Ali, Najaf and Raja, Muhammad and Hussain, Adil, Investigating Special Needs Children in Skardu District, Union Council Gumba: An Analysis of Establishing Special Education Complex in Baltistan Division of Pakistan (November 3, 2014). Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, Vol. 3, No. 3, March 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2602997

Muhammad Anwer

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Abbas Jaffar

Donghua University ( email )

Shanghai 200051
China

Najabat Ali (Contact Author)

JIANGSU UNIVERSITY ( email )

Jiangsu University
Zhenjiang, CA
China
212013 (Fax)

Shazada Khan

Hamdard University ( email )

Sharae Madinat Al-Hikmah
Karachi
Pakistan

Najaf Ali

Bahauddin Zakariya University - Department of Economics ( email )

Multan
Pakistan

Muhammad Raja

University of Shanghai for Science and Technology ( email )

Shanghai 200072
China

Adil Hussain

University of Shanghai for Science and Technology ( email )

Shanghai 200072
China

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