Mirror Reading and Mirror Writing in Malayalam Language Among Students with Learning Disabilities
Children with learning disabilities are exhibiting a wide range of symptoms. These include problems with reading, writing, mathematics and spoken language. The objectives of the present study are: 1) To find out the mirror reading in Malayalam language among students with learning disabilities. 2) To find out the mirror writing in Malayalam language among students with learning disabilities, and 3) To find out whether there is any significant difference in reading skills and writing skills between students with LD studying in VI to VII and VIII to X classes in Malayalam language. 30 students with learning disabilities were selected as the sample. Test of reading skills and Test of writing skills were used as the instruments, apart from general data sheet. Computation of mean, standard deviation, percentages and computation of ‘t’ value were used for statistical analysis. The major findings obtained are: 1) 88.33 % of students with learning disabilities have mirror reading problems in reading Malayalam content. 2) 86.66% students with learning disabilities have mirror writing problems in Malayalam language. 3) There is a significant difference in reading skills and writing skills between the students of VI to VII and VIII to X in Malayalam language. Students of VIII to X class show better performance in both reading and writing.