Groups for parents of pre‐school children with severe disabilities

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Summary The emotional impact upon the family following the diagnosis of a child's disability is significant although parents feel that their needs are not specifically addressed by professionals. A series of groups for the parents of pre‐school children with severe disabilities are described. The groups are designed to provide parents with an opportunity to discuss in depth the impact of their childs' disability upon themselves, their partners and their families. Feedback from group members is reported and the practical issues in providing such groups discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-207
Number of pages11
JournalChild: Care, Health and Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1994


  • children
  • pre‐school
  • severe disability
  • support groups

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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