COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ANXIETY AMONG CHILDREN WITH AND WITHOUT LEARNING DISABILITY

P. Meenakshi

Abstract


The study focuses on the anxiety among learning disabled children (n=50) and children without learning disability or normal peers (n=50) from various schools of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. Participants from both the groups were given Revised Manifest Anxiety Scale (RCMAS).The scores were compared and it shows that there is significant difference between both groups. Learning disabled children show increased anxiety than children without learning disability. We need to focus on the emotional development aspects of the children with learning disability. Psychological intervention is needed of the earlier stages to improve self and wellbeing

Keywords


Learning disability, Anxiety, Psychological Intervention.

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