Follow-up study on parenting with intellectual disability in Germany

Author: Pixa-Kettner, U.
Year: 1999
Reference Type: Journal Article
Journal/Book Title: Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability
Volume: 24
Issue: 1
Pages: 75-93
Abstract: Five cases of parenthood of persons with intellectual disability were reinvestigated about 2 years after a previous study. Problem-centred interviews were conducted with mothers or fathers with an intellectual disability, and with the caretakers. The main results show developmental disability in 2 of 6 children and in some cases psychological disorders. It is probable that the intellectual disability of the parent does not primarily account for this. Fulfillment of parental responsibility seems to correspond with the kind of support received. Extensive support, given in only one instance, seems to work out badly.

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