Disabled Child and Adolescent Counseling

776 Words Jan 31st, 2018 3 Pages
For example, while a great deal of attention is paid to how families of children with disabilities can become dysfunctional only a small amount of attention is focused on how these families successfully navigate the challenges posed by raising a disabled child. In fact, only articles by Algood, Harris, and Hong (2013), and Antonopoulou, Hadjikakou, Stampoltzis, and Nicolaou (2012) focus at all on how parents of disabled children are successful at juggling the needs of TD children and the needs of their disabled child/children.
These challenges can be overcome if family members have adequate coping skills and can adjust to the demands a disabled child places on the family. Algood, Harris, and Hong (2013) suggest that variables such as, adaptability and resiliency play a powerful role in determining whether or not the families of disabled children are successful in having a functional family or not. A second variable that seems to influence the success of the families of disabled children is social support. Algood, Harris, and Hong (2013) argue that families of disabled children who have social support from family, friends, and other parents of children with the same disability, medical professionals, teachers, and social welfare representatives are more likely to successfully navigate the challenges posed by raising a disabled child.

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