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Child Eliciting Effects in Families of Children with Intellectual Disability: Proximal and Distal Perspectives

Deborah J. Fidler

in The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Development

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780195305012
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195305012.013.0023

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Child Eliciting Effects in Families of Children with Intellectual Disability: Proximal and Distal Perspectives

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This chapter describes two potential frameworks for examining child effects in families of children with intellectual disability. The first framework is an etiology-specific framework, which is rooted in Hodapp's (1997) notion of direct and indirect effects in families of children with intellectual disability (ID) of different etiologies. This approach offers a proximal account of how a specific child factor—child diagnosis—can be linked to patterns of parent and family functioning. The second framework places the child effects phenomenon within a bio-anthropological paradigm. This paradigm offers a more distal account of child eliciting factors in children with disabilities, and takes into account evolutionary influences on parent-child relationships.

Keywords: Child eliciting effects; intellectual disability; families; etiology; parent-child relationship

Article.  10876 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Developmental Psychology

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