Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Early Childhood Special Education Studies: M.S.
Child and Family Studies
School of Education
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Early Intervention, Parental Well-Being, Young Children with Disabilities, Family Outcomes
It is widely accepted that parents of children with special needs experience decreased psychological well-being when compared to parents of typically developing children. However, there is significant individual variation in the outcomes of parents of children with disabilities. The pathways between well-being and having a child with disabilities are not conclusive. Parental attitude, competence, social support, child factors, and family factors were amongst the most common protective/risk factors identified in the literature. Early Interventionists should consider addressing any deficits in these five areas to support caregiver well-being and boost child outcomes.
Fisette, Margaret, "Protective Factors and Barriers to Well-Being in Parents of Young Children with Disabilities" (2023). Culminating Projects in Child and Family Studies. 48.