Human development begins through the vast pool of transmitted experiences by care-givers and parents, hence, pass down sociocultural values to the younger generation. This study will explore psychological and practical aspects of language learning by children with speech impairments and normal children in other to do a comparative analysis in Osun State, SouthWest Nigeria. Learner/teacher autonomy and motivation for language learning will be considered since independence and interdependence cannot exist without each other. The source of data for this study will be 40 voice recordings of speech impaired students and normal students from 1 handicapped school and 1 normal Primary school in Osun State, Southwest Nigeria. Two schools (1 handicapped school and 1 normal children school) from each state and 5 participants from each school will be randomly selected. Literary texts, pictorial books and flannel graphs, tape recorder will be used to examine the participants using both the qualitative and quantitative descriptive approaches. This study will reveal significant roles played by social interaction (interdependence), level of integration of emotions into the classroom and the impact of technology on both sets of learners. The power of collaboration and comprehension ability level of the two sets of children will also be revealed.
Abosede Adebola Otemuyiwa, Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Nigeria
Stream: Disabilities and the language learner
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