The Role of Teachers in the Language Development of Children with Disabilities in Cemara Wilis Special School in Samarinda
Child development includes various aspects of life, including language development in children. Language itself functions as a means of communication in everyday life for all individuals. Disability is divided into various types. The role of teachers is also very important to help develop and improve language optimally for children who experience disabilities. The purpose of this study is to describe how children's language development, especially in children with disabilities and the role of teachers as educators in facilitating children's language development in SLB Cemara Wilis. The method used is qualitative with data analysis techniques using observation, interviews and documentation. The samples used in this study were four children with different conditions. Samples one and two children with tunagrahita who are both permissive parenting, the third sample of children with ASD with permissive parenting, and the last sample of children with downsyndrome with democratic parenting. Based on the above samples, it can be seen that the language development of children with disabilities is different and teachers play a very important role in helping children's language development.
Keywords: Disability, Teacher’s Role, Parenting
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