Application of Learning Mobility Orientation on Social Skill of Blind Children


  •  Dede Idawati    
  •  Siti Masitoh    
  •  Bachtiar S. Bachri    

Abstract

Visually impaired children within aged of 7–8 years old often face problems dealing with the adaptation in the environment. They have very low social skill and turn into dependence on their parents. Further, they need developing their self-confidence towards social skills. Mobility orientation, learning was one of the learning strategies that aimed to improve their social behavior in the environment. The purpose of this study was to develop the social skills of blind children in interacting with the environment and peers. This study involved a single subject research method (SSR) with A-B-A design. The subject of the study consisted of 3 blind children within 7–8 years old. The results showed that there was a significant improving in their social skills and independence during their daily lives. The female children tended to have some difficulties during the school activities compare with the male children. The family’s involvement is important to be used for helping them during the learning adaptation process with the environment. In short, the social skill development really matters for the blind children as they can imagine what kind of places where they are.



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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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