ERIC Number: ED235613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Special Needs in Education (E241): Family Views, Unit 3.
Thomas, Davis; Swann, Will
The fourth of 16 booklets designed for use in an Open University course about education for handicapped children in the United Kingdom, this document focuses on family life, particularly in families with severely handicapped children. Parents' reactions to the initial diagnosis of their child's handicapping condition are discussed, as well as the practical problems and social isolation facing families with handicapped children, and subsequent stresses within the family system. Family resources, including practical and financial help, short term care, advisory and teaching services, and self-help groups for parents are described. Parent-school relationships are explored, as are areas of responsibility between parents and professionals. Reading assignments and activities are offered throughout. (CL)
Descriptors: Course Content, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Financial Resources, Family Problems, Family Relationship, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Severe Disabilities
Open University Educational Enterprises, Ltd., 12 Cofferidge Close, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1BY England (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England).
Identifiers: United Kingdom
Note: For other course components, see EC 160 461-477.