Nurture Risk Factors For Speech Delay And Disorders In Malaysian Children: Parents’ Education Levels, Attitudes, And Infant-Care Practices

Chee, Siew Fang (2021) Nurture Risk Factors For Speech Delay And Disorders In Malaysian Children: Parents’ Education Levels, Attitudes, And Infant-Care Practices. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Speech disorder is a disability reported among children in Malaysia. Children with speech delay and disorders may experience social, emotional, and academic challenges, and these impacts may be lifelong. It is vital for us to be aware if there are nurture risk factors which related to these disorders as we can try to minimize the occurrence of them. Current study aimed to investigate the relationships between education levels, attitudes, and infant-care practices of parents as possible nurture risk factors for speech delay and disorders in Malaysian children. By cooperating with speech-language pathologists (SLPs), purposive sampling method was used to select the participants and interviews were done with 14 mothers and eight fathers. Pearson correlation coefficient and Spearman rank-order correlation coefficient were used to determine the relationships of the variables. Results showed that parents with higher education levels tend to look for interventions to improve children’s speech development. The parents have poor attitudes and fathers have worse attitudes compared to mothers. Thumb-sucking behavior and usage of feeding bottles were found out to be the nurture risk factors. However, mothers with high education levels have healthiest attitudes in encouraging child’s verbalisation among the mothers. Current results also showed that parents with poor attitudes in breaking child’s will did not break child’s will in feeding bottle usage.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2021.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysia, speech delay and disorders, parents, education levels, attitudes, infantcare practices
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Language & Communication
Depositing User: Patrick
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2021 03:51
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2021 03:51
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/37430

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