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ERIC Number: EJ1085683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
The Developmental Benefits of Parent-Child Interaction: Perspectives of Filipino Mothers of Children with and without Disabilities
Santos, Rosa Milagros; Jeans, Laurie M.; Corr, Catherine
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v30 n1 p85-98 2016
In this article, the authors explored mothers' descriptions of the benefits of interacting with their infants and toddlers with and without diagnosed disabilities. Interview data from 40 Filipino mothers, 20 mothers of children with a diagnosed disability, and 20 mothers of typically developing children were analyzed. Using qualitative methods, the authors identified several themes of child benefits that emerged from the data: (1) develop child's competence, (2) develop child's confidence, (3) strengthen child's bonds with his or her mother and other caregivers, (4) promote the development and expression of child's unique personality, and (5) support child's moral and spiritual growth. These themes are described and illustrated for children with and without disabilities, and similarities and differences are noted. Implications for future research and practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Philippines
Grant or Contract Numbers: H325D110037; H325D070061