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Leisure Time Activities of Students with Special Needs on Social Media
Social media fosters communication, decreases the distances and help people to get closer. Communication is done by social media in these days it can be helpful for enhancing the socialization of student with special needs and provide guidance in study. The purpose of the present research was to explore how many times students with special needs use social media. It was a survey study. The population of this study consisted on students with special needs at school and college level. Sample was selected by using purposive sampling techniques. 90 special students were selected as sample from different schools of Lahore. Researcher has used self-developed questionnaire with five point likert scale to collect the data from selected sample coefficient Alpha was calculated .943. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data by using independent sample t test and ANOVA on SPSS. SWDs reported you tube, WhatsApp and Facebook as the most widely used form of social media. Google, Wikipedia, yahoo, Gmail and other search engines for the sake of studies were reported to be least used by SWDs. SWDs need special assistance for the proper use of social media for taking help in their studies along with enhancing their social circle.
Lecturer, Special Education, University of Education, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Lecturer, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Sonia Fareed Khan
Special Education Teacher, Special Education Department, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Leisure Time, Social Media, Special Need, Special Students