“We can’t expect other people to understand”: The perspectives of families whose children have problem behavior

 

Open-ended interviews in which 20 family members discussed issues related to their child's problem behavior revealed three major themes: the difficult process of coming to terms with the child's disability, the importance of having support from caring people, and the pervasive impact the problem behavior exerts on family functioning.

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Exceptional Children

Authors

  • Glen Dunlap
  • Lise Fox
  • B. J. Vaughn
  • Merili Llanes Wyatte

Prevention Level

  • Tertiary

Audiences

  • Parents
  • PBS Coaches
  • PBS Teams
  • Specialists

System Impact

  • Individual Student

Categories

  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Elementary School
  • Families