Asian Review of Social Sciences (ARSS)
Problems Faced by Parents of Differently Abled Children in District Anantnag, KashmirAuthor : Al Sabah Sayeed and Jasfida Rehman
Volume 8 No.2 April-June 2019 pp 66-70
The present study titled ‘problems faced by parents of differently abled children in district Anantnag was carried out with the objectives to know about the psychological and social problems faced by parents of differently abled children and to find out about the health and financial problems faced by parents of differently abled children. The sample for the study was 40 parents of differently abled children. Purposive sampling was used to collect the sample and the information was gathered by using a self-designed interview schedule. The results revealed that 57.5% respondents special children were in the age group of 10-15 years, 87.5% respondents children had disability since birth (i.e. congenital), 80% respondents had consulted a doctor for immediate measures, 72.5% respondents were shocked to know about child’s disability, 100% respondents encountered difficulties while sending their children to school, 87.5% respondents family members were caring towards the special child, 45% respondents sometimes felt anxious and stressed, 75% respondents had normal social relationship, 67.5% respondents felt a need to cut down on their social circle and 60% respondents said that special child was mostly taken care of by the mother.
Disability, Psychological Problems, Social Problems, Financial Needs
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