Domains of functional affectation and profile of children with special needs in the 4th district of Cavite and selected barangays in Dasmarinas City, Cavite (Research locale set in other selected barangays in Dasmarinas City, Cavite)

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Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy


Disabled Children, Affective Symptoms


The research design used was descriptive study to determine and present the current profile of children with special needs in some barangays in Dasmarinas, Cavite. The data was gathered through an interview and questionnaire by the barangay health workers (BHW) and the researchers based on the predetermined list from PDAO or a recognized child in their community. To determine the profile of children with special needs, frequency and percentage were used while in terms of the average of the results, the mean was computed. Results of the study showed that the age range with the highest percentage is 12 to 18 years old. Among the respondents, there were more male than female and the barangay with the most number of CSN is Brgy. Sta. Lucia. Majority of the CSN belonged to the Class E family. Almost half of the respondents were currently not enrolled in a schooling program. Majority of the CSN who received special education were enrolled in a segregated special class. Majority of the respondents were willing to send the child to school given the opportunity. Financial limitation was the leading reason for non-enrolment and not sustaining schooling or related services for the CSN. Majority of the CSNs were seen by a medical doctor, wherein the most common diagnosis is mental retardation. Majority of the CSNs were seen by other healthcare professionals other than a medical doctor. The top domains of functional affectation were speech, language and communication, cognitive/perceptual, and self-help/adaptive.

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