Tactile Art Therapy in Teaching Pupils with Visual Impairment: Basis for Teachers Development Program
|International Journal of Economics and Management Studies|
|© 2019 by SSRG - IJEMS Journal|
|Volume 6 Issue 1|
|Year of Publication : 2019|
|Authors : Averil Jane Engo- Aguilana|
Averil Jane Engo- Aguilana, "Tactile Art Therapy in Teaching Pupils with Visual Impairment: Basis for Teachers Development Program" SSRG International Journal of Economics and Management Studies 6.1 (2019): 111-116.
Averil Jane Engo- Aguilana,(2019). Tactile Art Therapy in Teaching Pupils with Visual Impairment: Basis for Teachers Development Program. SSRG International Journal of Economics and Management Studies 6(1), 111-116.
This study describes the 30 pupils with Visual Impairment from Grade 1-6 in the 3 divisions namely: Marikina, Manila, and Quezon City. Its objective to determine the achievement of pupils’ before and after the use of Tactile Art Therapy (TAT). As an outcome of this study, a proposed Teachers Training Program for the development of fine motor skills, social skills, self-awareness, and independence in teaching art subject is offered. Descriptive survey design was used in the study to determine the level of achievement before and after the use of Tactile Art therapy in Grade 1-6 pupils.
To determine the statistical reliability of the survey tool, a pilot test was purposively administered to five (5) respondents. The tool underwent several revisions in compliance to the comments and suggestions of the validations before its administration to the pilot test respondents. For statistical treatment weighted mean and paired t-test was used to determine the achievement of pupils before and after the use of Tactile Art therapy. The findings of the study showed that Tactile Art therapy (TAT) as to drawing and painting has been found to a very great extent in Grade 5, great extent in Grades 2, 3, and 4 while moderated extent in Grades 1 and 6. The study concluded a very significant difference in the pupils’ achievement before and after the use of Tactile Art Therapy (TAT) for pupils’ with Visual Impairment.
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