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ERIC Number: EJ894608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Childhood Educational Experiences of Women with Cerebral Palsy
Freeborn, Donna; Mandleco, Barbara
Journal of School Nursing, v26 n4 p310-319 Aug 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine the childhood experiences of women with cerebral palsy (CP), from the perspectives of these women. Using the feminist biographical method, eight women with CP participated in two in-depth interviews. Participants ranged in age from 22 to 55 years and had moderate to severe athetoid or spastic CP. Four themes emerged: (a) academic experiences, (b) experiences with teachers, (c) experiences with peers, and (d) coping methods, with both positive and negative subthemes for each theme. Participants with positive academic experiences and positive interactions with teachers and peers were able to develop better ways of dealing with the negative experiences they encountered in education and attained higher levels of education. Participants who primarily had poorer educational experiences developed negative coping mechanisms that continued to affect their lives. Findings support ways in which school nurses can support the educational experiences of students with CP.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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