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ERIC Number: EJ838739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1540-7969
The Doubting Dance: Contributions to a History of Parent/Professional Interactions in Early 20th Century America
Ferguson, Philip M.
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), v33 n1-2 p48-58 2008
The relationship of professionals with families of children and adults with intellectual disabilities is a key component in the planning and delivery of effective and enduring support services. Yet, the history of such relationships is not well understood. After briefly describing the context for these relationships in the early 20th century, a thematic analysis is presented of correspondence between parents and professionals at one institution for people with intellectual disabilities during the early 1900s. The study concludes with a brief discussion of what we can learn from this troubled history to improve family/professional relationships. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon