Introduction to Learning Disabilities April 2014 Past Paper – KNEC Diploma

Introduction to Learning Disabilities April 2014 Past Examination Question Paper – KNEC

This Past Paper examination was examined by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) and it applies to the following Certificate courses

  • Diploma in Special needs Education Past Papers

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THE KENYA NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
DIPLOMA IN SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION
INTRODUCTION TO LEARNING DISABILITIES
April 2014
Time: 3 hours

1. (a) Identify four characteristics exhibited by children with Minimal Brain Dysfunction. (4 marks)
(b) Examine three advantages of using Clinical Teaching Method to learners with Learning Disabilities. (6 marks)
(c) Explain five related services that should be provided to learners with Learning
Disabilities to maximise their potential in learning. (10 marks)

2. (a) Explain the term ‘Prevalence’ as used with reference to learners with Learning Disabilities. (2 marks)
(b) Describe four types of perceptual disorders experienced by learners with Learning Disabilities that may interfere with the processing of information. (8 marks)
(c) (i) Distinguish between the terms ‘Passive learning’ and ‘Poor self-concept’ in relation to learners at elementary level. (4 marks)
Describe three characteristics exhibited by a learner with articulation difficulties. (6 marks)

3. (a) State four components of ‘Post-traumatic Stress’ disorder among learners with Learning Disabilities. (4 marks)
(b) Describe three challenges encountered by learners with Learning Disabilities at schools in Kenya. (6 marks)
(c) Describe five physical limitations exhibited by learners with Perceptual Motor Disorders. (10 marks)

4. (a) Explain the following terms used by medical specialists in the diagnosis of learners with Learning Disabilities:
(i) Conventional Neurological Assessment;
(ii) Examination for soft Neurological Signs.
(b) Describe three school factors that aggravate the condition of Learning Disabilities to a learner. (6 marks)
(c) Explain five health care practices offered to children after birth to prevent emergence of various impairments. (10 marks)

5. a) Explain the term ‘Post-natal care’. (2 marks)
(b) Outline eight ways a teacher would help a pupil with Learning Disabilities overcome psychological stress due to low academic performance. (8 marks)

c) Give five measures the government of Kenya should put in place to control Consumption of food additives by children with Learning Disabilities. (10 marks)

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