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Psychological Science and Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1814-2052

ISSN (online): 2311-7273

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/pse

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What kinds of support do parents want for their disabled child?

Abstract
Schools in England (as elsewhere in Europe) have a duty to promote equality for disabled people and make reasonable adjustments for disabled children. This paper presents data drawn from a national questionnaire designed for schools to use to identify their disabled pupils and examines in detail parental responses to a question on the kinds of support their child finds helpful in offsetting any difficulties they experience. It illustrates the complex and varied nature of the reasonable adjustments required and an overriding sense these need to be underpinned by the values of a responsive child centred approach, one that reflects parents’ knowledge and understanding of their child. Schools need to have in place the two way communication process that supports them in “knowing” about the visible and invisible challenges that disabled pupils face in participating in school life.

Keywords: disability; parents; inclusion; reasonable adjustments; child-centred Introduction

Column: Foreign experience of inclusive education

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