Human Exceptionality Chapter 6


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Human Exceptionality Chapter 6

  1. 1. EXCEPTIONALITIES AND FAMILIES ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. Focus 1Identify five factors that influence the ways in which families respond toan infant with a birth defect or disability.Focus 2What three statements can be made about the stages parents mayexperience in responding to an infant or young child with a disability?Focus 3Identify three ways in which a newborn child with a disability influencesthe family social/ecological system.Focus 4Identify three aspects of raising a child with a disability that contributeto spousal stress. ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3. Focus 5Identify four general phases that parents may experience inrearing a child with a disability.Focus 6Identify four factors that influence the relationship that developsbetween an infant with a disability and his/her mother.Focus 7Identify three ways in which a father may respond to a child with adisability.Focus 8Identify four ways in which siblings respond to a brother or sisterwith a disability. ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  4. 4. Focus 9Identify three types of support that grandparents and otherextended family members may render to families with children whohave disabilities.Focus 10Describe five behaviors that skilled and competent professionalsexhibit when interacting with and relating to families that includechildren with disabilities.Focus 11List five goals of family support systems.Focus 12Identify the critical aspects of collaborative training for parents,families, and professionals. ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  5. 5.  14 year-old young woman No specific diagnosis; global delay Important member of her family Brings a great deal of joy Creates many challenges as well Family must plan ahead Regular family trying to cope with a difficult and unexpected situation ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  6. 6.  Nowhere is the impact of an individual with a disability felt more strongly than in the family. Families are very diverse. Families are natural supports. Families can receive formal supports. Families must be examined as a whole. ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  7. 7.  Social/Ecological System  Individual emotional stability  Interdependent relationships  Religious values  Cultural beliefs  Family socioeconomic status ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  8. 8.  Shock Realization Defensive Retreat Acknowledgement Non-linear ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  9. 9.  Spousal Parent-Child  mother-child  father-child Sibling Extended Family ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  10. 10.  Multidisciplinary Collaboration Family-Centered Support Training  parent and family  professionals ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  11. 11.  Professionals receive better preparation More support for families Greater community awareness ©2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.