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ERIC Number: EJ921547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
Strengthening Grief Support for Children with Developmental Disabilities
Sormanti, Mary; Ballan, Michelle S.
School Psychology International, v32 n2 p179-193 Apr 2011
Although a sizable literature investigates and describes children's grief, the majority of information focuses on typically developing children. Far less has been published about the loss and grief of children with developmental disabilities (DD), even though this population experiences significant and multiple losses, increasing their vulnerability to negative outcomes. Addressing this gap in scholarship, this article explicates common losses and important grief-related challenges experienced by children with DD. An overview of practice guidelines is provided to enhance the efforts of school-based mental health professionals in supporting this vulnerable population. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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