A Survey of the Availability of Counselling Services for the Social Adjustment Needs of Children with Hearing Impairment

  • Michael Abednego University of Jos, Nigeria.
  • Elizabeth Plangnan University of Jos, Nigeria.

Abstract

The paper took a look at the availability of counseling services for the social adjustment of needs of children with hearing impairment in Jos metropolis. Children with hearing impairment in two special schools in Jos metropolis comprised the population of the study.  Two research questions and two hypotheses were posed to guide the study.   A sample of 60 comprising teachers and children with hearing impairment was used for the study. A structured questionnaire developed by the researchers was used as instrument for data collection.  The instrument held a content validity coefficient of 0.06 and a reliability index of r.07.  Results showed that the schools had no professional counselors , and that counseling services though provided were skeletal and not appropriate to the children’s social adjustment needs. It was concluded that the way and type of counseling services provided to children with hearing impairment is both inappropriate and inadequate. It was therefore recommended that government should make efforts to ameliorate the situation by ensuring that professional counselors are posted to special schools and are given an enabling environment to offer appropriate counseling services for the social adjustment of children with hearing impairment.  


Keywords: Availability, counselling services, social adjustment and hearing impairment

Published
2019-10-23
How to Cite
ABEDNEGO, Michael; PLANGNAN, Elizabeth. A Survey of the Availability of Counselling Services for the Social Adjustment Needs of Children with Hearing Impairment. KIU Journal of Humanities, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 3, p. 185-191, oct. 2019. ISSN 2522-2821. Available at: <https://ijhumas.com/ojs/index.php/kiuhums/article/view/625>. Date accessed: 22 may 2022.