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ERIC Number: EJ1001065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Needs of Parents Caring for Children with Physical Disabilities: A Case Study in Jordan
Al-Dababneh, Kholoud A.; Fayez, Merfat; Bataineh, Osama
International Journal of Special Education, v27 n3 p120-133 2012
This study aimed at identifying the needs of families of children with physical disabilities in Jordan. The sample of the study consisted of 96 parents of children with physical disabilities whose ages ranged from 6 to 16 years old. A survey of Needs of Caring Parents was developed to achieve the purposes of this study. Results revealed that the most important needs identified by participants related to the dimensions of information and the involvement in the caring process, while the least important family needs related to the dimensions of counseling support and family support. Results also revealed that there were significant differences in the perceived needs of caring parents according to mother's vocational status (i.e., working or not working) in most of the survey dimensions. Yet, there were no significant differences in the perceived needs of caring parents that can be attributed to child's gender and age; family income range; and parents' relations with their extended family. Based on the study results, different recommendations were offered to service providers and to pre- and in-service special education teacher training. This research must be considered as a starting step in inviting institutions which provide care for the children with disabilities to focus on meeting the needs of caring parents. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Jordan