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ERIC Number: EJ954118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1525-7401
The Parent Experience: When a Child Is Diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Miron, Colleen
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v33 n2 p96-110 Feb 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore the parent adaptation process for parents of children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). Professionals widely recognize the importance of parental involvement in achieving successful outcomes for children with disabilities, however, few studies have explored parents' views and perspectives, in particular those of parents of children with speech and language disorders. The topic of how parents' adapt to their child's diagnosis is an exploratory topic among all disabilities and disorders, however, it is absent from the literature on CAS. Thus, this study sought to explore the parent adaptation experience when a child is diagnosed with CAS. If professionals understand what parents are thinking and feeling, it follows that they will be able to work more effectively in their treatment collaborations with parents of children with CAS. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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