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Enhancing the Quality of Life of People with Intellectual DisabilitiesAspects of Quality of Life for Children with a Disability in Inclusive Schools

Enhancing the Quality of Life of People with Intellectual Disabilities: Aspects of Quality of... [Quality of life for children with a disability is important to their sense of self-worth and their development but has not often been the focus of study. Some aspects of children’s quality of life are dependent upon their family’s quality life – others relate to the individual and their everyday activities, and are worthy of separate consideration. This chapter discusses the results of an inquiry into the ordinary lives of children with a disability who attended inclusive schools. A quality of life framework was used to guide the inquiry and subsequently analyze the findings. A personal account of the children’s experiences at school, home, and in the community was provided by the children themselves and their parents through interviews. The quality of life of these children appeared rich, and the circumstances that enhanced their lives are discussed.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Enhancing the Quality of Life of People with Intellectual DisabilitiesAspects of Quality of Life for Children with a Disability in Inclusive Schools

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
ISBN
978-90-481-9649-4
Pages
205 –221
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9650-0_13
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Quality of life for children with a disability is important to their sense of self-worth and their development but has not often been the focus of study. Some aspects of children’s quality of life are dependent upon their family’s quality life – others relate to the individual and their everyday activities, and are worthy of separate consideration. This chapter discusses the results of an inquiry into the ordinary lives of children with a disability who attended inclusive schools. A quality of life framework was used to guide the inquiry and subsequently analyze the findings. A personal account of the children’s experiences at school, home, and in the community was provided by the children themselves and their parents through interviews. The quality of life of these children appeared rich, and the circumstances that enhanced their lives are discussed.]

Published: Aug 5, 2010

Keywords: Cerebral Palsy; Down Syndrome; Intellectual Disability; Emotional Wellbeing; Life Domain

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