ERIC Number: EJ781236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 0
Reaching for Independence: Counseling Implications for Youth with Spina Bifida
Brislin, Dawn C.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v86 n1 p34-38 Win 2008
Spina bifida, a congenital physical disability, is indirectly associated with difficulties in scholastic achievement, social development, and self-determination. Environment can have an impact on psychosocial development and impede functioning academically, socially, and vocationally. Counselors must be aware of the societal atmosphere to identify potential difficulties and more efficiently meet the needs of children and adolescents with spina bifida.
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Academic Achievement, Congenital Impairments, Individual Development, Social Development, Children, Adolescents
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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