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Coping strategies in mothers of school-aged children with intellectual disabilities

Strnadová, I., Evans, D.,

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The role of the family in providing a quality education program is important for all students. For students with special educational needs, however, the role of the family is particularly critical. In such families, there can be an increased amount of stress and, at the same time, a range of coping strategies evolving. Research into the ways that families cope with stress uses various life quality indicators (e.g., emotional, physical and material well-being, interpersonal relations, personal development, self-determination or social inclusion) to evaluate the effectiveness of these coping mechanisms. The role of the family (with specific focus on its links with schools) is often overlooked, yet is crucial to attaining long-term benefits for the student.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Australasian Journal of Special Education

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Education, Health and wellbeing, Social relationships

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