Prevalence estimates of special educational needs: A focus on emotional and behaviour disorders [PowerPoint presentation]

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Title: Prevalence estimates of special educational needs: A focus on emotional and behaviour disorders [PowerPoint presentation]
Author: Carrington-Blaides, Elna
Abstract: This study seeks to (a) provide accurate estimates of special education needs (SEN) in Trinidad and Tobago, with specific reference to emotional and behavioural disorders, by using up-to-date and relevant data; and (b) suggest some strategies for the resolution of data issues related to establishing up-to-date prevalence estimates of students with SEN. Data were collected from participants who were randomly selected form 23 primary schools throughout Trinidad and Tobago, and from informal interviews with stakeholders. The study is subdivided into five sections 1) early childhood, 2) primary, 3) secondary, 4) tertiary, and 5) special schools. Preliminary results suggest that Learning Disabilities are the most prevalent category of SEN. Other high incidence disabilities such as Emotional/Behavioural disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) are prevalent in schools, with a high percentage of comorbidity among various categories. Issues of definition, assessment, and culture impact up-to-date estimates of students with SEN. These findings are critical in the process of guiding relevant policy decisions for inclusive education
Description: Paper presented at the Biennial Conference of The University of the West Indies Schools of Education, 23-25 April, 2013, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/15703
Date: 2013-06-24


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