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Needs of Brothers, Sisters, and Parents | Video

Needs of Brothers, Sisters, and Parents | Video

(2010, September) | Useful in learning more about the impact that a child’s disability has on the other children in the family. Can be shared with families, to deepen their awareness of sibling issues and concerns.

Dr. Thomas Powell talks candidly about the special concerns, needs, and issues that brothers and sisters often have when another child in the family has a developmental disability. In the 8:44-minute video, he discusses the unique bonds that we have with our brothers and sisters, the range of emotions that many siblings experience toward their sib with a disability, and how parents and other family members can listen to, support, and recognize the realities of all their children. Based on the findings of a decade or more of research.

SOURCE ARTICLE: Center for Parent Information and Resources