Effectiveness of awareness lecture in improving the knowledge about learning disability among primary school teachers

Basim Ali C. T., Fysal N., Akhila Thasneem A., Aswathy P. S.


Background: This study was done to assess the pre-existing knowledge about  Learning Disability (LD) among primary school teachers and the effect of awareness lecture on improving their skills in  early identification and remediation of LD among children having poor scholastic performance.

Method: The study was conducted as a part of the IAP state President’s action plan 2018-2019 “VIBGYOR”. The study sample consisted of 709  primary school teachers of government schools in Malappuram district in Kerala. The teacher’s knowledge level on LD was assessed using a questionnaire following which an awareness class was given. Their knowledge level was assessed again at the end of the class.

Results: There is a significant increase in knowledge level about learning disability among the teachers after the awareness lecture (p value<0.001).

Conclusion: This study implicates the need for intensive training programmes to primary school teachers on learning disability so as to identify it at an early stage among children with poor scholastic performance.


Dyslexia, Knowledge, Learning disability, Scholastic

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