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Parents and Young Mentally Handicapped Children: A Review of Research Issues

Helen McConachie (Newcastle University, UK)



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14 December 2015
Teaching of physically disabled students
First published in 1986, this book reviews research on the role parents play in fostering the early development of children with mental handicaps. Professionals and parents must work together to give such children the chance of living as ordinary lives as possible and here, the author develops a broadly-based conceptual framework for the involvement of parents as teachers of their young handicapped children. McConachie identifies characteristics of parents which seem of particular relevance to the design and success of intervention programmes.

Although written in the 1980s, this book discusses topics that are still important today.
By:   Helen McConachie (Newcastle University UK)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   10
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 138mm, 
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9781138124431
ISBN 10:   1138124435
Series:   Routledge Library Editions: Children and Disability
Pages:   276
Publication Date:   14 December 2015
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
1. Introduction 2. Family Life of Handicapped Children 3. Family Life: Research Strategy, and Methods 4. Family Reactions to the Handicapped Child 5. Methods for Measuring Parents' Attitudes 6. Stress 7. Interaction and Development 8. Comparison of Mothers and Fathers 9. Interaction with Young Mentally Handicapped Children 10. Involving Parents in teaching 11. Programme Variables and Parent Characteristics 12. Implications for Research and Practice; References; Index

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