Rani, Sumati. (2014). Development of Instructional Material for Learning Disabled Students of Secondary School. Unpublished. Ph.D., Education. Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Deemed University, Agra.
(i) To identify the learning disability among the Home Science students. (ii) To study the achievement of learning disabled in Home Science. (iii) To develop instructional material in Home Science for learning disabled students of secondary schools. (iv) To evaluate the efficacy of developed material in Home Science for learning disabled students of secondary schools.
Purposive sampling method was used for selection of learning-disabled students having Home Science in X grade at secondary stage. The researcher selected 23 learning disabled students out of 500 on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria.
A self-constructed tool for identifying the category of learning disabilities, Raven Progressive Matrices A, B, C, D and E. and a self-constructed “Achievement test in Home Science" were used.
The present research falls under the category of curriculum development study which is a kind of descriptive method.
Mean, Median, Standard Deviation, and t-test were used by the researcher.
(i) Learning disability describes a heterogeneous group of disorders that impact reading, writing, reasoning, mathematics computation and psychomotor domain. (ii) Learning disabled students have low level of academic achievement in comparison to non disabled children. (iii) Learning disabled students need additional assistance to increase their academic achievement. (iv) Effective instructional and teaching learning material can increase the academic achievement of learning disabled students.
Keyword(s): Instructional Material , Learning Disabled Students, Secondary School, Special Education, Inclusive Education