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ERIC Number: EJ822445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0266-7363
Constructing Normalcy: A Qualitative Study of Parenting Children with Asperger's Disorder
Lasser, Jon; Corley, Kristyn
Educational Psychology in Practice, v24 n4 p335-346 Dec 2008
Children with Asperger's Disorder present unique challenges due to their impairments in social functioning. In order to better understand the experiences of parents of children with Asperger's Disorder, interviews were conducted with 20 parents. The interviews were taped, transcribed, and coded using the systematic methods of Grounded Theory. The central phenomenon of "constructing normalcy" emerged from the data as a salient construct for participants. Parents interviewed described a process of meaning-making with respect to standards of "normalcy" and an effort to create adaptive environments for their children. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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