I need to interview a parent of a disabled child, but unfortunately I don't
knew someone.Can someone answer this for me, and can you also give a little details about your child.I would really appreciate if someone would answer this... Thank You.As a parent of a disabled child,what can you say regards to their growth and development?
As a former social worker with disabled individuals, I will say that parents need to work on accepting the disability rather than ';over-protecting'; their disabled child. Neither growth nor development happens at this rate. I've seen many parents wind up with lots of stress and against a back wall when the child reaches adult-hood. Social behaviors must be addressed especially. Lots of times the disability is the focus but the behaviors are overlooked. People forget that the child will one day become an adult and will be forced to reckon with the law and society. Inappropriate behavior isn't tolerated even amongst the disabled. Parents have 12 years to get their child into the realm of acceptance. And there are plenty of disabled adults living a ';typical'; life on their own because they had strong parents to guide them along the way. Its never a good idea to tell the child that he/she is different and that he/she ';cannot do'; what the others are doing merely because of the disability.As a parent of a disabled child,what can you say regards to their growth and development?
missing a limb
0-6 they are not different in- development no or little awareness , no concern
7-11 get social feed back and begin to know they are different but generally accepted by peers
12-18 they know it ,they feel it! Teen yrs are all about appearance and acceptance.They pick up on every prejudice comment and action directed or not directed toward them and either over compansate to cope and perservere or become depressed and bitter.
Your question isn't very clear. Also, what kind of disability?