ERIC Number: ED224216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Single Parent Families and the Handicapped.
Lederer, James B.; And Others
The relationship between severe disabilities in children and single parent families was investigated in Bergen County, New Jersey. Results of a survey indicated that the range of single parent families ran from 15% in the retarded population to 66% in the hospitalized emotionally disturbed population. The average percent of single parent families among severely handicapped population was 21% higher than the county average. Record reviews of students pointed out the needs of single parent families and emphasized the extreme difficulty facing parents in taking part in the child's education. Implications for the single parent family include stresses of remarriage and a child assuming the abdicated parent's role. Five suggestions for change are offered for the school's part, including developing alternatives to in-school parent conferences and providing the student opportunities to develop constructive outlets for home frustration. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bergen County Special Services School District, Paramus, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey