A Case Study of Dyslexia Child at the Primary Education Level in Pakistan

Naureen, Shazia; Sultana, Nosheen; Bakar, Abou
August 2011
Language in India;Aug2011, Vol. 11 Issue 8, p22
Academic Journal
Case Study
This research was a case study and only one primary school female student was taken as the sample of the study, i.e., a 5th class student of Islamabad Model College for Girls F-6/2, Islamabad. Tests and a questionnaire were adapted. The instrument consisted of seven different tests regarding the problem of the child. These tests were i) Reading Test; ii) Writing Test; iii) Mathematical Test; iv) Memory Test; v) Intelligence Test; vi) Performance Test; and vii) Visio-Attention Test. These were used as tool for the collection of data from the girl child and her teachers. The questionnaire for teachers had 16 questions regarding the girl student's problems, her study progress and behavior in school and classroom. Results indicated that the dyslectic child was facing problems in almost every area of study at the primary level in Pakistan, specifically reading. The problems faced by the dyslectic child can be removed, to some extent, with the help of positive and cooperating attitude of parents and teachers. Speech therapy and psychiatrist sessions were also recommended.


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