Difficulty feelings about school stationary of student with special needs

Poster (RES)

Ryuji Kobayashi1, Kazuki Hirao1, Seigo Minami2

1) Kibi International University, Japan  2) Kansai Gakken Medical and Welfare Colleg, Japan

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to clarify the structure of students' difficulty feelings about stationary, and to evaluate the relationship between difficulty feelings and behavioral characteristics.

Subjects and Methods: Thirty-two elementary school students with special needs (from third grade to sixth grade) were conducted a questionnaire. It consists of two parts: 1) presence of difficulty feelings for the 28 stationery used at school and reason of difficulty, and 2) the strengths and difficulties questionnaire (SDQ).

Results: The stationery with much difficulty feelings are compasses, paste, sewing machine, jump rope and dustcloth. The difficulty feelings is consists of four categories: 1) difficulty of the handling, 2) flimsiness of materials, 3) unpleasantness of the sensation, and 4) indigestibility of the method. The number of troubled stationery correlated with SDQ score.

Conclusion: This study showed that the many students with special needs have difficulty feelings about school stationery.

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