Turkish Teachers' Opinions of the Problems They Face in the Classroom of Students with Learning Disabilities

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Dadandi I., Dadandi P. U.

PEGEM EGITIM VE OGRETIM DERGISI, vol.5, no.5, pp.509-531, 2015 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.14527/pegegog.2015.028
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.509-531
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to identify problems encountered by Turkish teachers who have students with learning disabilities. Following the qualitative research, data in this study were collected through semi-structured interview. The study was conducted with 10 Turkish teachers who have students with learning disabilities. The data were analyzed using content analysis. In the study, it was found out that Turkish teachers encountered problems in the implementation of individualized education programs for students with learning disabilities in getting those students gain basic language skills, in the interaction process of these students' class and in communicating with their parents. To increase the effectiveness of the implementations, some suggestions such as increasing the special education qualification of teachers through in-service training courses, organizing seminars for parents, and conducting further researches that examines the effectiveness of computer-aided teaching methods in teaching language skills to learning disabled students were proposed.