Ulster University Logo

Ulster Institutional Repository

Parents as trainers about disability in low income countries.

Biomedical Sciences Research Institute Computer Science Research Institute Environmental Sciences Research Institute Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials Research Institute

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]

Full text not available from this repository.


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:Prof Roy McConkey
Deposited On:19 May 2011 11:37
Last Modified:19 May 2011 11:37

Repository Staff Only: item control page