Siblings of Handicapped Children: A Population at Risk?

Rodger S. (1985) Siblings of Handicapped Children: A Population at Risk?. The Exceptional Child, 32 1: 47-56. doi:10.1080/0156655850320108


Author Rodger S.
Title Siblings of Handicapped Children: A Population at Risk?
Journal name The Exceptional Child
ISSN 0156-6555
Publication date 1985-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/0156655850320108
Open Access Status
Volume 32
Issue 1
Start page 47
End page 56
Total pages 10
Subject 3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
3306 Health (social science)
3304 Education
3601 Health Professions (miscellaneous)
Abstract This paper examines the effects of a handicapped child on normal siblings. The complexities of family networks are explored in terms of Farber's (1975) model of arrest of the family cycle. Major sibling studies undertaken since the early sixties are reviewed, and methodological shortcomings discussed in relation to future research needs. The possibility of identifying both siblings “at risk” and characteristics of adequately coping families is canvassed. Currently available research findings are interpreted in terms of their implications for professionals working with handicapped children and their families.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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