Existing research indicates that caring for a child with additional difficulties can be challenging and stressful for caregivers (Mendenhall and Mount, 2011). Mental health problems and deafness can both be considered additional difficulties. However less is known about the impact of this co-morbid presentation in children on their caregivers. The present study explored how caregivers of children with comorbid deafness and mental health difficulties experienced and coped with their child’s conditions. The project took place in two stages. The first stage was designed to measure stress, coping and adjustment in caregivers of deaf and non-deaf children with mental health difficulties. The second stage provided some contextual background to caregiver’s experiences of rearing a child with co-morbid deafness and mental health difficulties.
|Date of Award
|26 Aug 2016
|Paul Salkovskis (Supervisor), Catherine Butler (Supervisor), Emma Griffith (Supervisor), Cathy Randle-Phillips (Supervisor), Lorna Hogg (Supervisor) & Mike Osborne (Supervisor)