Education - Special Education, School Psychology and Early Childhood Studies
Disabilities within Families
Family Climate-General atmosphere within the home
Depends how well family works as a unit.
Recognition of disability can be influenced by past experiences
Religious beliefs are an important part of how disabilities are considered.
Families assimilate information about disability to develop perceptions and
understandings of a disability.
Family Ecology- refers to all elements that make up a family unit. (socioeconomic status,
Deals with extended family, parent relationships, general circumstances such as
Results in a positive family climate, allows family members to participate in expected,
routine (important element) activities.
Some Similarities exist among siblings
Positive and negative results
Grow towards acceptance of disability
Siblings experience a range of emotional responses
Siblings generally report positive family relationships
Parents with children with disabilities report greater levels of stress
Some service organizations report frequent requests for respite care from parents of
children with disabilities.
Day care concerns are complicated by the presence of disabilit