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ERIC Number: EJ1023406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
The Difficulties Encountered by the Mothers Having Children with Mental Disabilities or Autism in Participating to Community Life
Tayyare, Begüm Çapa; Akçin, Nur; Fakultesi, Atatürk Egitim; Bolumu, Ozel Egitim; Kampusu, Goztepe
International Journal of Special Education, v28 n2 p123-135 2013
The purpose of the study was to compare the difficulties encountered by the mothers having children with mental disabilities or autism in participating to community life. The participants were 21 mothers who have mentally handicapped child and 21 mothers who have child with autism from Istanbul, Turkey. Data was collected through semi-structured interview technique. Nine community skill areas were determined. The results indicated that the mothers having children with autism had more difficulties in participating to the community life than the mothers having children with mental disabilities. While the mothers having children with mental disabilities declared that they experience most difficulties at visiting their neighbors or close relatives, the mothers having children with autism declared that they experience most difficulties in going to somewhere from another place as a pedestrian. When the declared opinions are analyzed, it is observed that caused to feel unwell by people's overlook is repeated challenge of the both two groups.
International Journal of Special Education. 2889 Highbury Street, Vancouver, BC V6R 3T7, Canada. Web site: http://www.internationaljournalofspecialeducation.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Istanbul)