ERIC Number: EJ833400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
How Is Taking Care of Caregivers of Children with Disabilities Related to Academic Achievement?
Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Thomson, David
Child & Youth Care Forum, v38 n2 p91-102 Apr 2009
Respite care services have been linked to variety of positive outcomes for caregivers and families alike. The purpose of the current study was to examine the association of receiving respite care with academic achievement for children with disabilities across time. The study employed a nationally representative sample of children to examine this relationship using structural models. Results indicate a positive association between receiving respite care services and academic achievement across time for children with disabilities. In an era of high-stakes achievement testing, these results link respite care services to those academic achievement outcomes while complementing previous research.
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