Domain of functional affectation and profile of children with special needs in the IV district of Cavite (research locale set in selected barangay in Dasmariñas, Cavite)

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Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy


Disabled Children, Affective Symptoms


The study is a descriptive research that used survey method. The participants were children with special needs from the selected barangays in Dasmarinas, Cavite. Total enumeration was used for measuring all members registered in PDAO list. Snowball technique was used by the Barangay Health Worker (BHW) in gathering the unidentified or unregistered in the PDAO list but considered as children with special needs. The researchers’ utilized a mixed type of survey questionnaire to gather data and used frequency distribution and mean in order to analyze it. According to the results, 191 CSN ages 12-18 and males were the most prevalent in terms of affection. Most families were in the Class E with an income of Php5,000/month and the middle income class (low bracket). Most families received non-monetary support from their parents and they received 100% very good/highly satisfactory/highly evident/always given with attention and caregiving. Most CSN were not enrolled in an educational program due to financial limitation. Those who were enrolled mostly attend DJPRESS where majority were enrolled in segregated classes in a special education program. Most were seen by education experts, recommended to go to school and were able to sustain the related services received mostly 2x a week and once a year. Those who were not able to sustain schooling and related services were limited by financial means. Cerebral palsy was the most prevalent condition. The three (3) most common domains of functional affectation in all of the respondents were primarily speech, language and communication, cognitive/perceptual, and self-help/adaptive.

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