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ERIC Number: EJ791350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0271-1214
A Review of Processes and Outcomes in Family-Centered Services for Children with a Disability
Dempsey, Ian; Keen, Deb
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, v28 n1 p42-52 2008
The importance of being family centered when providing services to children with a disability and their families has gained currency in the research and practice literature. A growing body of evidence has validated many of the theoretical links between the help-giving practices of staff and desirable outcomes for families with a child with a disability. However, it is clear from the research to date that the relationship between the provision of family-centered services and the achievement of positive outcomes for children and their parents is complex and is yet to be fully understood. The present article reviews the research in this area and discusses the links between help-giving practices and child and family outcomes for families who have a member with a disability. The article summarizes the extant research in an accessible format and identifies areas for future research. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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