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ERIC Number: EJ1151614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1034-912X
Parenting a Child with a Learning Disability: A Qualitative Approach
Fernández-Alcántara, Manuel; Correa-Delgado, Cayetana; Muñoz, Ángela; Salvatierra, María Teresa; Fuentes-Hélices, Tadeo; Laynez-Rubio, Carolina
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v64 n5 p526-543 2017
The present study describes experiences associated with parenting children diagnosed with learning disabilities. Parents whose children were diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, dyslexia/language problems, and Asperger syndrome, related to poor performance at school, took part in the study. A qualitative study design was implemented, using three focus groups. The data obtained were analysed following an inductive thematic approach. Five major themes were identified: parenting emotions, diagnosis and cause, daily experiences, social relationships and concerns about the future. The parents in this study experienced a range of emotions, and assigned different explanations to the learning disability, depending on the diagnosis (attention, verbal or non-verbal). Daily experience, both at home and at school, was influenced by the child's specific impairment. All parents, independently of the diagnosis, believe a central role is played by social relationships and expressed concerns about their child's future development. Emotional interventions targeting these parents should take these considerations into account and address the specific type of learning disability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test; Stroop Color Word Test; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children; Continuous Performance Test; Rey Osterrieth Complex Figure Test
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