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ERIC Number: ED506615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Recognising Fathers: Ideas for Practitioners in Education, Health, Social Care and Family Support Settings to Involve Fathers in Meetings and Appointments about Their Children with Learning Disabilities
Towers, Christine
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (NJ1)
There is strong evidence that children benefit from the involvement of their fathers. Including fathers in appointments and meetings about their children with learning disabilities can give fathers a sense of being valued in their caring role and gives them a chance to contribute their ideas, which may be different from their partner's. It also eliminates the need for mothers to retain and repeat information to their partner. Furthermore, it enables the mother and father to build a common understanding of their child's needs. This brief guide describes the benefits of including fathers, arranging meetings so fathers can be there, and handling different fathers' responses.
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. Sea Containers House 20 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9QB, UK. Tel: +44-20-7803-1100; Fax: +44-20-7803-1111; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities