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ERIC Number: EJ1081793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Counselling Intervention and Support Programmes for Families of Children with Special Educational Needs
Fareo, Dorcas Oluremi
Journal of Education and Practice, v6 n10 p103-109 2015
All couples look forward to having normal healthy babies. The issues of disabilities in their children shake the families and serve as sources of severe psychological disruption to family adjustment. The parents of such children live with many difficult issues and frequently experience trauma, grief and stress. Intervention programmes are necessary part of the process involved in supporting families with children with special educational needs. Such intervention requires active involvement of a wide range of professionals such as social workers, teachers, psychologists, therapists, medical officers and many others. Skill training, parent education, advocacy roles on part of parents and professionals alike are required. Counsellors should also be aware of the wider inadequate systematic supports for parents and to advocate for more generous social and financial resources for these parents.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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