The Level of Cognitive Ability among Learning Disabilities Children in Malacca Malaysia

  •  Tajularipin Sulaiman    
  •  Roselan Baki    
  •  Putri Zabariah Megat A. Rahman    


The objective of the study is to examine the cognitive ability of children with learning disabilities (LD) who
were involved in the PDKNet education program. The children involved in this study are made up of children
with learning disabilities (LD). A total of 106 children from 7 Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Centre in
Malacca took part in this study. The instrument used in this study is divided into 5 main basic categories which
consisted of the ability to identify computer hardwares, alphabets, words, colours and shapes. The findings of the
study indicated that more than half of the children with learning disabilities (LD) were able to identify
components of a computer such as monitor, keyboard and mouse. More than half of the LD children were also
able to recognize and pronounce words and alphabets. However, they face difficulties in reading and writing the
respected words as well as having difficulties in providing examples for the shapes asked. Therefore, teaching
children especially children with learning disabilities should be given more attention to help them to read and to

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