A Sociological Investigation of Handicapped Person in Society a Study of Special Education Center in Punjab Pakistan

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Sidra Noreen, Shanawer Rafique, Zakir Hussain, Muhammad Hashim, Maria Manzoor


More than six million children in Pakistan are deprived of education due to various forms of disability and the special education sector does not have the capacity to accommodate them. The parents of a handicapped child face more problems than normal ones in terms of medical care and upbringing. The present focused on the problems of parents of handicapped and special children: A case study of special education center in Punjab. The total number of respondents was 120, structured interview schedule was constructed and pre-testing was made to assess the validity of the instrument. Descriptive and inferential statistics were applied for data analysis. It was concluded that about one-fifth of the respondents faced problem in school pick and drop of their handicapped. A majority of them faced problem teaching. It is recommended that there must be more special education centers with better facilities and highly educated and trained teachers must be appointed in this institution

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