ERIC Number: ED209846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
A Peer Support and Personal Growth Group for Parents with a Child Who Is Developmentally Disabled or Delayed.
Van Pelt, Jeff
The manual describes development of a personal growth and peer support group for parents of developmentally delayed or disabled children which was designed to help parents adjust expectations about their infant or young child and to accommodate the handicap. Initial decisions regarding leader and participant characteristics and frequency and content of meetings are considered. Objectives, materials, and approaches used in six meetings are presented. The meetings covered the following topics: different parent expectations, discipline and child development, reactions to the child's diagnosis, realistic goals for the children, effects on the rest of the family, and future considerations. Appendixes include sample questionnaires and meeting evaluation forms. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Beach Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities Programs, VA.