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Parents as trainers about disability in low income countries.

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McConkey, Roy, Mariga, Lilian, Braadland, Nina and Mphole, Palesa (2000) Parents as trainers about disability in low income countries. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 47 . pp. 309-317. [Journal article]

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Abstract

A five-day workshop is described which was designed specifically to prepare parents to act as trainers for other parents with a child who has a disability. It also aimed to build their confidence and competence in training community groups as well professional workers such as teachers. Data gathered at the end of the workshop confirmed that these aims were broadly met. Twelve months later, the participants had organised 19 training events throughout Lesotho for families and community groups and they were able to report a variety of tangible outcomes resulting from their training. The key elements to the success of these training initiatives are discussed. This training model could be replicated in other places and resources for doing this are available.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
ID Code:18384
Deposited By:Professor Roy McConkey
Deposited On:19 May 2011 11:37
Last Modified:19 May 2011 11:37

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