The birth of a disabled child is a critical event that places all the members of the family in a condition of great vulnerability. When talking about families with a dis- abled child, attention is usually focused on the parents. Siblings tend to play a marginal role, as shown in the referred literature, in this specific field of investiga- tion. Communicating diagnosis to siblings means involving them in the process of family change, making them active players rather than “spectators” in their own “existential niche”. Communication of diagnosis is a delicate, continuous process that has to be tackled appropriately, using targeted words and educational actions. Children need help in accepting and welcoming their disabled sibling, with all his/her characteristics (and deficits), through a balanced, pondered approach that includes both the dimension of co-development and the acknowledgement of problematic situations.
Caldin, R., & Cinotti, A. (2016). Living with disability. Taking care of siblings. RICERCHE DI PEDAGOGIA E DIDATTICA, 11(3), 1-16.
|Citazione:||Caldin, R., & Cinotti, A. (2016). Living with disability. Taking care of siblings. RICERCHE DI PEDAGOGIA E DIDATTICA, 11(3), 1-16.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Living with disability. Taking care of siblings|
|Autori:||Caldin, R; Cinotti, A|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Rivista:||RICERCHE DI PEDAGOGIA E DIDATTICA|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.6092/issn.1970-2221/6442|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|