I= PERCEPTIONS OF DISABILITY, EXPECTATIONS AND ASPIRATIONS ABOUT THE DISABLED CHILDREN, AND THE PROBLEMS FACED BY THE FAMILY AND SIBLINGS OF MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN RESIDING IN KARACHI
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Title of Thesis
PERCEPTIONS OF DISABILITY, EXPECTATIONS AND ASPIRATIONS ABOUT THE DISABLED CHILDREN, AND THE PROBLEMS FACED BY THE FAMILY AND SIBLINGS OF MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN RESIDING IN KARACHI

Author(s)
Shagufta Shahzadi
Institute/University/Department Details
Department of Special Education/ University of Karachi
Session
1992
Subject
Special Education
Number of Pages
279
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
disability, disabled children, mentally retarded children, karachi, disability in pakistan, family characteristics, family function, family attitude

Abstract
The investigation was designed to study the influences of family attitude toward the education and handling of disabled child as well as perception, aspiration, expectation and problems of parents and siblings of disabled children. The main them of the study revealed that parents and siblings are the main contributor in the life of the handicapped child. Structured interview questionnaires were constructed and pre-testing was made to assess the validity of the instrument. The sample of the study was selected using the purposive sampling method i.e., the children already diagnosed as disabled were approached and the parents and siblings were interviewed. The findings suggest that majority of the children were identified earlier but the provision for schooling was made a little later. Parents, reaction towards disability was that the anger, denial and guilt but most of them passed through the mourning process leading to a state of constructive acceptance. Regarding the treatment of the child, discovered the presence of abnormality in the child. Majority of the parents perceived the child’s disability as pertaining to mental backwardness and delayed development while the siblings enlightened learning disorder, communication disorder and apparent difference form normal children. Regarding future plans for the child, larges number of parents plan ether to provided medical treatment to the child or settle him in residential care centre. The highest number of siblings on the other hand presented with the child revealed that majority of parents and siblings feel that the child can not live independently but will need continuous supervision. Major problems enlightened by the parents and siblings included increase in responsibility, emotional pressures on parents and stigmatization

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1 0 Contents
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2 1 Introduction 1
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  1.1 Background Of The Study 1
  1.2 Statement Of The Problem 4
  1.3 Significance Of The Study 6
  1.4 Definition Of Important Concepts 8
  1.5 Limitations Of The Study 10
  1.6 Objectives Of The Study 11
  1.7 Hypothesis Of The Study 12
3 2 Review Of Literature 14
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  2.1 Disability Concept Classification 14
  2.2 Disability In Pakistan 18
  2.3 Disability And The Family 25
  2.4 Disability And Family Characteristics 28
  2.5 Disability And Family Function 31
  2.6 Family Perception Of Disability 35
  2.7 Family Attitude Towards Disability 38
  2.8 Family Expectations And Aspirations For The Disabled Child 42
  2.9 Problems Of Families With A Disabled Child 45
4 3 Design Of The Study 50
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  3.1 Selection Of The Subjects 50
  3.2 Description Of The Instruments 54
  3.3 Data Collection 57
  3.4 Statistical Analysis 58
5 4 Findings 59
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6 5 Comparison Of The Responses 137
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7 6 Testing Of Hypothesis 185
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8 7 Summary, Discussion, Conclusion And Recommendation 195
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  7.1 Summary 195
  7.2 Discussion 202
  7.3 Conclusion 216
  7.4 Recommendations 220
9 8 Reference 225
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  8.1 Appendices