Teaching Mathematics To Hearing Impaired Students In An Inclusive Classroom In Swat Pakistan

Sharif Ullah, Mussarat Habib


The primary objective of this study was find the effect of “Total communication technique” for the teaching of mathematics to the hearing impaired students and differentiate the learning outcomes of these learners in an inclusive education classroom. This research was conducted using ABA as a single subject design. The study involved the student of Institute of Government Special Education Center for H.I.C Makan Bagh, Swat. The total number of students was 15 students out of which 08 students were randomly selected as the study sample. 10 different tests were first developed for the proposed study considering the previous 03 tests and taken as a pre-intervention test to assess the current understanding of the “hearing-impaired” learners when they received the relevant special education and instructed through sign language. 04 tests were scheduled for center phase intervention. During the intervention phase, selected students were trained through “total communication technique” and thereafter tests were administered to assess the improvement of those trained through “total communication” method. And finally 03 post-intervention tests were administered. The required data were collected through all the tests which were analyzed by repeated measures ANOVA, and the results of the study were shown and assuming Mauchly's scope assumptions, it was concluded that by rejecting these null hypotheses, the aim was to teach mathematics to hearing-impaired learners using latest techniques. It was also concluded that communication significantly affected student learning.

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