ERIC Number: ED270906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
SIBSHOPS: A Handbook for Implementing Workshops for Siblings of Children with Special Needs.
Meyer, Donald J.; And Others
The handbook, an outgrowth of a project involving 8-13 year-old siblings of handicapped children and their parents, describes ways to implement sibling programs. Problems facing siblings are reviewed, including overidentification, resentment, and embarassment. Guidelines for conducting "sibshops" are offered with information on five goals, such as providing opportunities to learn more about implications of handicaps and to meet other siblings in a casual atmosphere. Suggestions are also presented for discussion activities designed for both siblings and parents. Such discussion activities for siblings include situational role playing and open discussions. Guidelines for conducting information and recreation activities are also provided. Three pages of references are included, as well as a four-page list of "Books about Handicaps for Young Readers." (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Group Counseling, Group Discussion, Parent Education, Program Implementation, Siblings, Workshops
University of Washington Press, P.O. Box C-50096, Seattle, WA ($14.95 plus shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Child Development and Mental Retardation Center.