UNDERSTANDING KOD TANGAN BAHASA MALAYSIA (KTBM) AMONG HEARING IMPAIRED STUDENTS
Universiti Sains Malaysia (MALAYSIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2011 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Conference name: 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2011
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The purpose of this study is to examine the level of understanding the Kod Tangan Bahasa Malaysia (KTBM) [Malay Hand Sign Language] among hearing impaired students in Penang, Malaysia. This study involved 40 hearing impaired students as respondents. All respondents had been chosen by cluster sampling technique from Form Four (Year 10) students. Two sets of achievement tests were used to examine the respondents’ level of understanding towards KTBM. The data collected in this study were analyzed using percentage. The results of this study showed that in Test 1, 52.67 percent of the respondents were able to sign KTBM correctly according to the words given. In Test 2, 74 percent of the respondents were able to understand the KTBM signed to them and tick the correct words represented by the KTBM. Overall findings of this study showed that the respondents performed poorly in understanding words with prefixes, suffixes as well as abstract words.
Keywords: Understanding Kod Tangan Bahasa Malaysia, Among Hearing Impaired Students.