Attitude towards Disability among Learning Disability Children| P 45-52

S. Srividya and A. Velayudhan
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore


Researches on Learning Disability have shown that the stigmatized attitude causes
several functional difficulties among adolescents in their social environment. A planned
intervention has been cited as a remedy to overcome stigmatized attitude towards
disability especially in early adolescents which would help in a developing an optimistic
future. The present research work has tried to explore whether a planned integrated
holistic intervention would be able to bring about a change in the Attitude towards
Disability among school Children. The Attitude towards Disability was measured
using Attitude toward Disability Scale as measured by Power, Green & World Health
Organization Quality of Life Group, 2010. The sample which were chosen based on a set
of inclusion and exclusion criteria, (N=100, Boys (n=81) and Girls (n=19) aged between
aged 13-15 were given forty sessions on Specific Skill Development Intervention for
reading, writing and arithmetic and besides interpersonal relations and communications.
A pre-post-follow up research design was followed and the results showed that the
Integrated Training Program (ITP) was able to bring about differences in the Gains,
and Prospects dimension and not in the Discrimination dimension of Attitude towards
Disability. Based on the results, several policy implications have been discussed.
Keywords: Attitude toward Disability, Inclusion, Gains, Prospects, Discrimination

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