Effect of Mobile Phone Usage on Communication Skills among Adolescents with Intellectual Disability
- Author Ram Niwas
- Co-Author V.R.P. Sheilaja Rao
- Country : India
- Subject : Special Education
There is a gap in Mobile phones access between the people with disabilities and the general public and persons with Intellectual disability have Difficulty in communication, understanding consequences of situations, and performing the tasks. Central findings of the study focus on the effect of utilizing mobile phone on communication skills among adolescents with intellectual disability. Quasi-experimental design was followed and six adolescent students with Mild Intellectual Disabilities were selected through purposive sampling for the intervention containing five levels, given in thirty sessions through creating situations The Pre and Post-test was conducted to find out the Mean Scores of both CCSA and MLAID by applying Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test. The results revealed that there is a significant difference between Pre and Post-test Mean Scores of both CCSA and MLAID. The difference between the Mean Scores of Pre and Post Test of CCSA is 14. It reveals the level of significance is 0.026 < 0.05 and for MLAID the level of significance is 0.014 < 0.05. It proves that Mobile Phone Usage is an effective method for improving communication skills. This study implies that this study should be conducted on a large population for generalization for improving not only Communication skills but also for improving personal, social, vocational and recreational skills.