EEX2000 february 9
EEX2000 february 9 EEX2000
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Date Created: 03/12/16
February 9, 2016 Family climate and disability o We will use the term “family climate” to refer to the general atmosphere of the home o Family climate can depend upon how well the family works as a unit Experience, knowledge, and beliefs o Recognition of disability can be influenced by past experiences o Religious beliefs are often an important part of how families consider disability o Families assimilate information about disability to develop perceptions and understanding of disability o Experience, knowledge, and beliefs influence perceptions of disabilities: What is believed about “personhood” What is perceived as “normal” What is believed about “equality” Family ecology o Family ecology refers to all elements that make up the family unit o family ecology that results in positive family climate allows family members to participate in expected, routine activities. Siblings with disabilities o Some similarities exist among siblings 1. They find positive and negative results 2. They grow toward acceptance of the disability 3. Siblings experience a range of emotional responses 4. Siblings generally report positive family relationships o Quality of life “domains” Joint activities Mutual understanding Private time Acceptance Forbearance Trust in well-being Exchange experiences Social support Dealing with the outside world o Disadvantages of having a sibling with ID or autism Infringements on time Less socialization Limiten spontaneity; need for routines Children see parents under additional stress Financial demands Required to help with caregiving Perceptions of peers; acceptance from peers Dealing with behavior issues o Advantages of having a sibling with ID or autism Learn tolerance, acceptance, and patience Develop compassion and empathy More mature; strong character Willingness to help others Appreciate own life, health, etc
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