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ERIC Number: EJ890568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
A Study of the Experiences of Parents with Home-Schooled Pre-Adolescent Children with Severe Multiple Health Problems
Obeng, Cecilia
International Journal of Special Education, v25 n1 p80-86 2010
This study examines the difficulties encountered by parents caring for pre-adolescent children who have severe multiple health problems. Working within the frameworks of narrative psychotherapy (Spence, 1982; Viederman & Perry, 1980; Vitz, 1992; Benjamin, 1998), the researcher examined parents' discourses and identified the strategies they employed to deal with their situations (Maynard, 2003). The results show that the participants' ability to tell their stories to others who empathize with them provided an essential therapeutic function (Obeng, 2008). The most important discourse strategy identified was the use of words that have strong implications for dealing with emotional valence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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