Dr. Khasakhala Edward Okaya

Dr. Khasakhala Edward Okaya


Contact Details

Department of Education Psychology

School of Education (MMUST)

P.O. Box 190-50100

Kakamega, KENYA

Office no. MEA OO9

Kakamega-Webuye Road

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ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-18

ResearcherID: ACR-9538-2022

   Dr. Khasakhala Edward Okaya

Dr. Edward Khasakhala Okaya is a senior lecturer in department of Educational Psychology, school of Education and the chairman of the department of Education Psychology at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. He teaches both postgraduate and undergraduate students at the University

He holds a doctorate degree in Special Needs Education specializing in children and adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) from Maseno University (2016), a Masters degree in Special Needs Education (Learning Difficulties) from the University of Birmingham (UK) (2002), Diploma in Special Education from Kenya Institute of Special Education (1997), Primary Teachers Education (PTE) from Kericho Teachers Training College (1987).

His areas of academic and research interest are in the fields of Inclusive Education, Transformative Education, management of challenging Behaviour, Augmentative and alternative communication and rehabilitative research.

He has supervised 1 PhD student and 7 masters

His professional Fellowships and Accreditations Certifications are;

  1. Kenya Guidance Counseling and Psychological Association (KGCPA)
  2. Mental Handicap Association (UK)

Some of his key published works include: -

  1. Edward Khasakhala, Kennedy Bota, Godfrey Ayaga, Manson Sichari, Benard Wesonga & Donald Kokonya. Comorbidity of mental health and autism spectrum disorder: perception of practitioners in management of their challenging behaviour. Publishe on 17th May 2023 in International Journal of Developmental Disabilities. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/20473869.2023.2203531
  2. Ayaga, G. N. and Khasakhala, E. O. (2020) Implications of Outdoor Environment on Children’s Learning Experiences in Public Preschools in Borabu Sub-County, Kenya Journal of Transformative Education  2 (10).14434/ Open Access Published by the Global Institute of Transformative Education (http://www.gite.education)
  3. Sichari, M.. Bota, K. Okaya, E. K. (2020) Inclusive Education in Kenya: Within School and in Life Cycle Transitions The Journal of the International Association of Special Education 20 (1) 12-19
  4. Khasakhala, E. O. & Ayaga, G. (2020) Cognitive Behavioural Intervention: Remedy for School Dropout in an Inclusive Setting in secondary schools in Kenya International Journal of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Studies 5 10  2582-1601
  5. Autie, D. Poipoi, M. & Khasakhala, E. O (2020) Family Socio-economic Status and deviant Behaviours among Secondary school students in Homabay County Kenya. Science journal of Education 8 (1) 14-21
  6. Autie, D. Poipoi, M. & Khasakhala, E. O (2020) Parental attachment, Gender and Deviant Behaviour among a mong Secondary school students in Homabay County Kenya. London Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences 2 (6) 17-35
  7. Khasakhala, E. O. (2018) Relationship between Teachers’ attitudes and towards Challenging Behaviours and choice of Management strategies among learners with Autistic spectrum Disorders. International Journal of current Innovations in Advanced Research 1 ( 3 ) 1- 15
  8. Khasakhala, E. and Galava P. (2016) Relationship between teachers perception of causes of challenging behavior and its influence on choice of challenging Behaviour Management strategies among Learners with ASDs. Journal of Education and Practice 17(2) 2222- 1735
  9. Khasakhala, E. Oracha, P. and Ouma, C. (2014) Practitioners perception of Causes of Causes and Consequences of Challenging Behaviours Presented by Learners with Autistic Spectrum Disorders in Primary schools Journal of Education Policy and Entrepreneurial Research 1(2) 22-35
  10. Khasakhala, E. Oracha, P., Ouma, C. and Mbugua, S. (2014) Correlates of Challenging Behaviour presented by Learners with Autistic Spectrum Disorders In primary schools in Western Kenya. Journal of Education and Practice 5 (28) 46- 51
  11. Khasakhala, E. Oracha, P. and Ouma, C. (2015) Practitioners Identification and Rating of Challenging Behaviour presented by Learners with Autistic Spectrum Disorders in Western Kenya. Journal Educational Research.
  12. Khasakhala, E. Oracha, P. and Ouma, C. (2015) Strategies used in Management of Challenging Behaviour Presented by Learners with ASDs in Primary Schools in Western Kenya. British Journal of Education (In press ID: BJE-175A)
  13. Hwaga, D. Khasakhala, E. Safo, S and Kavulu, R. (2013) Introduction to Special Needs Assessment and Intervention. Kenya Institute of Special Education: Nairobi.
  14. Khasakhala, E.(2010) After School, what? People with Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) Link 22 (1) 165-170


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