Domain of functional affection and profile of children with special needs in selected barangays in City of Dasmarinas, Cavite

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Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy


Disabled Children, Affective Symptoms


Descriptive-quantitative study design, with the use of survey questionnaires, was used in this study. The total of CSN was 230 with age ranges from birth to 21 years old. This study used total enumeration because of the small population of children with special needs. The survey form for children with special needs came from the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, College of Rehabilitation Sciences. The data was analyzed using mean and percentage. Results showed that the most prevalent domain of functional affection in Dasmarinas City was speech, language, and communication domain. The most prevalent group of CSN is 8-11 years old and male. San Jose and San Agustin III presented with the largest population of CSN. Most of CSN's families fell under class E and belong to the middle income-lower bracket. Majority of CSN were given attention and care by parents and had a highly satisfactory rating of support. The main reason for non-enrollment in schools and for non-sustaining of rehabilitation services was financial limitation. Most of them had been medically assessed and received related services. The most prevalent condition of CSN was autism. Majority of CSN went to school and enrolled in segregated type of special educational program. Most of them were assessed by an educational expert and had sustained schooling.

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