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ERIC Number: EJ1151594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1034-912X
Parent-Reported Participation in Children with Moderate-to-Severe Developmental Disabilities: Preliminary Analysis of Associated Factors Using the ICF Framework
Chien, Chi-Wen; Rodger, Sylvia; Copley, Jodie
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v64 n5 p483-496 2017
Children with developmental disabilities are at risk for limited participation in everyday activities. This study investigated factors that hindered or facilitated participation in 58 children with moderate-to-severe developmental disabilities who attended special schools. The parents completed surveys on their children's participation, developmental profile, environmental restrictions, parental self-efficacy and family demographics. Multiple regression analyses indicated that four variables were identified as strong predictors of specific children's participation and, overall, explained a small-to-moderate magnitude of variance. Social-emotional ability was associated positively with all aspects of children's participation (including diversity, intensity and enjoyment). Children with better communication and those who had only one sibling engaged in a higher number of activities and did so more frequently. The children of parents with higher self-efficacy enjoyed themselves more during participation. The findings provide preliminary information that could be useful for families and health care professionals to facilitate participation of children with moderate-to-severe developmental disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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