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