KEY FEATURES: • This book has a particular emphasis on working with families across various schooling experiences from early intervention to post high school. • Case studies provide specific examples of children with disabilities and their families and questions for the reader to answer. • Learning Objectives and Chapter Summaries help reinforce key concepts throughout each chapter. • Additional Resources, such as links to readings, websites, and blogs, in each chapter provide students with materials and insights they can use in their classrooms and schools. • The book acts as a useful reference for professionals working with family members.
Chapter 7: Siblings of Children With Disabilities
Siblings of Children With Disabilities
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“Sibling relationships—and 80% of Americans have at least one—outlast marriages, survive the death of parents, resurface after quarrels that would sink any friendship. They flourish in a thousand incarnations of closeness and distance, warmth, loyalty and distrust.”
—Erica E. Goode, “The Secret World of Siblings,” U.S. News & World Report, 1/10/94
This chapter outlines the special relationship that exists and may be cultivated between siblings of individuals with disabilities and the brother or sister with a disability, sibling effects on the individual with disabilities, and strategies to help or support siblings. Specifically, after reading this chapter, you will be able to:
- Identify policy and legislation impacting the ...