Teaching reading and counting in Solah : Experiences of muslim caregivers of Down Syndrome children in Selangor

Amira, binti Abdul Rahman (2017) Teaching reading and counting in Solah : Experiences of muslim caregivers of Down Syndrome children in Selangor. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study examines the experiences in Teaching Down Syndrome Children how to read and count in Solah among Muslim family caregivers in the state of Selangor. The general objective of this research is to explore and document the experiences and methods in assisting Down Syndrome Children to read and count while the specific objectives are to investigate the experiences faced by caregivers in helping Down Syndrome Children to acquire the cognitive based skills of reading and counting. The study also aims to collect, the best practices to facilitate a Down Syndrome child to perform daily religious prayers that involves the skills of reading and counting. The study also analyses the social interaction between family members that helps in improving the skills of reading and counting to be applied when performing religious prayers. Case study method is deployed to examine responses from three informants who voluntarily participated in this study. The type of questions asked to the caregivers during the interview session are semi structured questions. Semi structured questions are used to ensure there is a guide to be followed, with questions and topics that must be covered in order to comply with the objectives of the research. The study uses the non-probability sampling because it is the best strategy to acquire accurate and realistic conceptions from caregivers who are actively working with their respective Down Syndrome children. Findings from the study revealed the importance of caregivers to emphasize on using repetition in the learning process, and to create an environment where the Down Syndrome children can imitate the actions done and words spoken. The use of rewards are also found to be useful and effective to motivate and encourage Down Syndrome children to learn to read and count for the purpose of performing the Solah.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2017.
Uncontrolled Keywords: cognitive based skills, experience and methods to assist, Down Syndrome children, reading and counting, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2018 07:28
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 07:12
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/20854

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