PARENTS’ ROLE IN ENABLING THE PARTICIPATION OF THEIR CHILD WITH A PHYSICAL DISABILITY

2018-02-27T10:31:33Z (GMT) by Barbara Piskur

B. Piskur, PhD thesis - Maastricht University (2015)

Key Messages from the PhD thesis:

  • − A large variety in the number, domains and priority of needs amongst parents with a child with a physical disability exists.

  • − Most often expressed parents’ needs concern environmental aspects.

  • − Perceived parent general health, family socio-economic status, and child’s gross

    motor function level relate to the number of needs.

  • − Family-centred service can benefit from emphasis on changing or enabling envi-

    ronments in supporting engagement of children in social roles.