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ERIC Number: ED157317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Pages: 10
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Survival Skills for Exceptional Parents.
Thrash, Sara Arline
Identification of retardation or other handicaps at birth occurs when parents are most vulnerable. Such a situation is complicated and hazardous; and parents react with shock, disbelief, intense grief, guilt, and anger. Furthermore, siblings do not escape the trauma, and are frequently bitterly resentful of the family's situation, guilty at their rage, and fearful that they themselves may be defective or tainted. Families may disintegrate under this kind of pressure without a support system. The five R's of family life which parents of handicapped children should consider and utilize are regularity, routine, repetition, relaxation, and reinforcement. (Author/SBH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the World Congress on Future Special Education (First, Stirling, Scotland, June 25 - July 1, 1978)