Volume 18, No. 6, 2021

Consequences Of School Closure Due To Covid-19 For The Education Of Students With Intellectual Disabilities Studying At Govt. Special Education Institutes In Punjab: Teacher’s Discernments

Dr. Hina Fazil


This study seeks to examine teacher’s discernments about the consequences of school closures due to COVID-19. Which proved to be a disaster primarily related to school children and more especially students with intellectual disabilities (SWIDs). School’s closure means postponement of resources students normally utilize to enhance their learning and adaptive skills. The researchers used descriptive research design to describe the school closure consequences. The data were gathered from 120 randomly sampled teachers of SWIDs at govt. special education institutes of Punjab. A questionnaire was developed as an instrument consisted of 28 items using five-point rating scale to identify the consequences of school closures. Data was examined by using SPSS version 21. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. The results revealed that consequences of school’s closures due to COVID-19 were majorly decline in adaptive skills, interruptions in the education, suspension of IEP & suspension of therapeutic services of SWIDs. Recommendations were also made on the basis of conclusions.

Pages: 2651-2666

Keywords: School Closure, COVID-19, Intellectual Disabilities, Special Education

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