A mother's experience parenting children with disabilities: overwhelmed but growing

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Title: A mother's experience parenting children with disabilities: overwhelmed but growing
Author: Johnson, Kenalea Ruth
Abstract: This phenomenological study of parenting children with disabilities presents a mother's perspective and expehence after a pediatrician has referred her third child to a special education team . A special education team provided assessment and home intervention and the child made significant gains in development dunng the course of this study . The child had two older siblings with disabilities . Qualitative research methods were used over six months and include seven lengthy conversational interviews with the mother , and in -home observations . The mother's lived expehence provides educational and medical professionals insight into her expehence . The study's conclusions , implications , and recommendations are beneficial as professionals work to build best practices for future interventions with families of children with disabilities .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /18930
Date: 2000-08

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A mother's experience parenting children with disabilities: overwhelmed but growing. Doctoral dissertation, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /18930 .

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