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Subject/Keyword
services
parent
educational psychology
Emotional/Behavioural Disorders
E/BD
Behaviour Disorders
special education
Behavior Disorders
perspectives
Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
supports
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Edey, Ruth
Supervisor and department
Jahnukainen, Markku (Educational Psychology)
Examining committee member and department
Wishart, Diane (Educational Policy Studies)
McQuarrie, Lynn (Educational Psychology)
Sobsey, Dick (Educational Psychology)
Department
Department of Educational Psychology
Specialization

Date accepted
2010-03-03T15:20:49Z
Graduation date
2010-06
Degree
Master of Education
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
In this qualitative study, parental perspectives were sought about the overall experiences of seeking support for children with Emotional/Behavioural Disorders (E/BD), from the early signs of disordered behaviour through the processes of diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. The parents of 4 children with Severe E/BD participated in interviews exploring child and family history, previous access to supports and services, and the perceived need for additional services for the child and/or family. Results were examined using multiple case study design, and indicated that parenting a child with E/BD results in significant impact on parental stress, employment, and health. The processes of assessment and diagnosis were perceived as confusing and overwhelming, and relationships with school personnel were often strained. The participants had variable experiences accessing supports outside of school. Examination of these perspectives suggests that continuity, collaboration, and communication continue to be necessary building blocks for developing effective child and family supports.
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English
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License granted by Ruth Edey (redey@ualberta.ca) on 2010-02-25T05:02:06Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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