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ERIC Number: EJ812364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-1357-5279
Meeting the Needs of Disabled Children and Their Families: Some Messages from the Literature
Harris, Helen
Child Care in Practice, v14 n4 p355-369 Oct 2008
The present review summarises literature on the needs of disabled children and their families and draws on research identifying promising service provision. The review took 1997 as its starting point to build on two thorough reviews that were written prior to that time. The findings of the current review largely echo earlier work in terms of what is known about the needs of disabled children and their families, but trends in service provision have altered somewhat, primarily through the use of inclusive services and short-break care. Evaluations of services remain over-dependent on user opinion studies, but studies that use basic evaluation or propose theory-based principles for developing effective services are identified. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England)