Assessment Of The Effect Of ICT Utilization On Performance For Children With Learning Disabilities In Private Primary Schools In The Nairobi County
The inclusion of all children in education regardless of their learning disabilities is essential in the attainment of the millennium development goals. leT in education has offered particular benefits for children with learning disabilities such as visual presentations, self-paced learning, highly motivating graphics and opportunity to be in control of their own learning. The main aim of this study was to determine what effects utilization of leT has on performance for children with learning disabilities. This paper focuses on four aspects on which IC'T can be utilized in schools. The aspects are access to information, teaching and learning, communication and interaction and access to administrative procedures. A survey instrument, which was given to teachers, was used to collect qualitative data. Results indicated that these four aspects influenced or had an effect on the performance of children with learning disabilities. The utilization of IC'T in teaching and learning was however found to have a greater effect in performance of these children. The regression model developed explained 81.4% of the performance of children with learning disabilities. In order to increase performance, the school administrators should use the children's monitoring and feedback information to either improve or change the teaching and learning methodology.