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Psychological Co-Relates of Learning Disability among Children

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.7, No. 7)

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Page : 1215-1217

Keywords : Learning Disability; Problem Behaviour; Self-esteem; temperament; Psycho-social stressors; emotional disorder;

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The study was undertaken to assess the psychological correlates emotional, behavioural and self-esteem issues of learning disability among children. It was hypothesized that there will be no emotional stability amongst LD children, LD children have low self-esteem, and behavioural issues will be higher in LD students. Students across the age group of ten years to sixteen years were included for the study (N=89). Children with average and above average IQ but with learning difficulty, Children who are physically healthy and active in other co-curricular activities, Children who are going for remedial classes for subject wise Learning difficulty were included. And children with various types of Learning disability like dyslexia (both reading comprehension and writing), dyscalculia and dysgraphia were included for the sudy. Information sheet -Socio-demographic data sheet, Consent form of parents, PBCL- Problem Behavior checklist by Vimala Veeraraghavan, Developmental Pathological Checklist (DPCL) -Malvika Kapur, Rosenberg Self-Esteem (Rosenberg 1965) questionnaires were administered on the selected sample. The Problem behaviour, self esteem, and emotional disorder, psycho-social stressors, and temperamental profiles in DPCL were assessed. The results show that the students with LD have low emotional stability, and also results show students with LD, low on self esteem and they have average to moderate problem behaviour on Problem Behaviour checklist. The present study reveals that children with LD have emotional stability problem and show differences in temperament issues and their Social stressors is a matter of concern as they go to a special school and not to the regular school, where the inclusion is not there. Children with LD also have low self-esteem as there is a lot of comparison with the normal children. Further, the limitations of the study, suggestions for further research are also given.

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