Children with Down Syndrome: Parents' Perspectives

Michal Al-Yagon and Malka Margalit

in The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Development

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780195305012
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Children with Down Syndrome: Parents' Perspectives


This chapter reviews research focusing on two major themes regarding parents and children with Down syndrome: the shift from a pathology perspective to a stress and coping approach, and the study of parent-child interactions, attachment, and relationships. It calls for the additional future exploration of the inconsistent findings regarding parents' stress, family-focused programs, parental personal resources, fathers' perspectives, and coping resources.

Keywords: Down syndrome; pathology perspective; stress and coping; parent—child interactions

Article.  13054 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Developmental Psychology

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