Parenting by People with Intellectual Disabilities

Parenting by People with Intellectual Disabilities

Parenting by People with Intellectual Disabilities

Parenting by People with Intellectual Disabilitiess

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Référence bibliographique [2785]

Aunos, Marjorie et Feldman, Maurice A. 2007. «Parenting by People with Intellectual Disabilities». Dans A Comprehensive Guide to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities , sous la dir. de Ivan Brown et Percy, Maire, p. 595-605. Baltimore, Maryland, États-Unis: Paul H Brookes Publishing.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
Dans ce chapitre, les auteurs examinent la situation des parents atteints d’une déficience intellectuelle, en s’intéressant en particulier aux variables susceptibles d’influencer leurs compétences parentales, aux programmes d’éducation qui s’adressent à ces parents, ainsi qu’aux services de garde et aux services préscolaires spécialisés qui peuvent les assister.

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
Données documentaires diverses

Type de traitement des données :
Réflexion critique

3. Résumé


«Despite progressive changes in many other facets of rights for people with intellectual disabilities, there is still a strong bias against parenting by people with intellectual disabilities. This perception is based on the myth that their low IQ scores preclude them from learning to be competent parents. It is now known that many factors apart from cognitive disability may impede their ability to parent adequately and respond to interventions. One of these obstacles is a prevalent stigmatization and pessimistic attitude that may lead to inappropriate services, competency-inhibiting supports, unfair and discriminatory custody decisions, and denial of parenting rights. As with parents who do not have intellectual disabilities, some parents with intellectual disabilities learn and apply new skills with supports and advice easily and some do not. For some parents with intellectual disabilities to be successful, specialized and intensive supports are needed. [The authors show] that with appropriate, personalized services and supports, these parents can learn to be effective parents and raise their children in a safe, nurturing, and loving home.» (p.603)