ERIC Number: ED314890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Coping and Changing: Parents of Severely Handicapped Children.
Foil, Judith Johnson
The experiences and thoughts of numerous parents who have raised severely handicapped children are shared in this pamphlet. The pamphlet describes the life changes brought about by the birth of a severely handicapped child; stages in the grief process; coping strategies; the impact on siblings; the reaction of family members and the importance of family support; the changes in adult friendships; suggestions for forming partnerships with medical personnel; procedures involved in testing and evaluation and in determining the appropriate intervention program for the child; the role of the parent as a teacher; recordkeeping; and sources of information, support, and equipment in Louisiana and nationally. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Div. of Educational Services.
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana