ERIC Number: EJ440757
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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Are Children with Disabilities "Special Gifts"? Mothers' Views.
Felker, Kitty S.
Counseling and Values, v36 n1 p58-61 Oct 1991
Explored reactions of mothers (n=40) of children with congenital disabilities to quasi-theoretical messages from others concerning explanations for the disabling condition. Used Massimilla poem "Heaven's Special Child" as representative of the genera. Found reactions to messages were very diverse. Concluded that some parents may be harmed by such messages. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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