Teachers’ Perception of Causes, Consequences and Strategies in Managing Learning Disabilities among Secondary School Students in Anambra State

Ngozika L. Nwobi, Fransisca U. Udeagha, Edna N. Ofojebe & Blessing U. Mokwelu


Learning disabilities is one of the challenges facing educational system. The study investigated the causes, consequences and strategies in managing learning disabilities in Anambra state using descriptive survey research design. A sample of 200 teachers was randomly selected from ten schools in the study area. Three research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. The instrument for data gathering was tagged “Causes, Consequences and Strategies in Managing Learning Disabilities Questionnaire” (CCSMLDQ). The reliability of the instrument was determined using test retest method which yielded 0.88 while the administration of the instrument was done on face to face administration. Weighted mean scores were used to answer the research questions while the hypotheses were tested using t-test. The major findings of the study are that educational factors and genetic factors are responsible for major causes of learning disabilities; poor working memory and poor academic achievement are the main consequences of learning disability. It was recommended that teachers should be equipped and trained in strategies such as improved teaching methods, and that teachers should serve as role models to help students with learning disabilities, among others.

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