Adams, Bert N.
The American Family
. Chicago: Markham Publishing Co., 1971.
Presents a sociological interpretation of the contemporary American family. There is a chapter on challenges and stress facing the family.
Bigge, J. L. and O’Donnell, P. A.
Teaching Individuals with Physical and Multiple Disabilities
. Columbus, Ohio: Charles E. Merrill, 1976.
Discusses teaching strategies and family involvement with children who have multiple disabilities. Emphasis on severely physically disabled.
Bricker, D. and Casuso, V. “Family Involvement: A Critical Component of Early Intervention.”
, 1979, 46, 108-115.
Emphasizes the necessity of habilitation of the disabled infant from birth.
Cain, L. F. “Parent Groups: Their Role In a Better Life for the Handicapped.”
, 1976, 42, 432-437.
Describes the need for parent advocacy in legislation.
Farber, B., and Jenné, W. C. “Family Organization and Parent-Child Communication: Parents and Siblings of a Retarded Child.
Monograph Soc. Res. Child Develpm
., 1963, 28, Whole No. 91.
Discusses relationships between family members having a retarded child at home.
Finnie, Nancie R.
Handling the Young Cerebral Palsied Child at Home
. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1975.
Detailed book describing family life with a cerebral palsied child. Emphasis on the physical needs of the child feeding, positioning, etc.
Grebler, A. M. “Parental Attitudes Toward Mentally Retarded Children.”
American J. on Mental Deficiency
; 1952, 56, 475-483.
Discusses parental feelings toward their mentally retarded children.
Greer, Bobby G. “On Being the Parent of a Handicapped Child.”
, 1975, 41, 519.
Mr. Greer discusses his personal feelings regarding being the parent of a handicapped child.
Heisler, V. A Handicapped Child in the Family. New York: Grune and Stratton, 1972.
Describes the effects of a handicapped child on the family.
Karnes, M. B. and Zehrbach, R. “Parental Attitudes and Education in the Culture of Poverty.”
J. of Res. and Develop. in Education
, 1975, 8, 44-53.
Describes the attitudes of low socioeconomic parents towards education and their children.
Lichter, Paul. “Communicating with Parents: It Begins with
Teaching Exceptional Children
, 1976, 8, 66-71.
Details how parents and teachers can communicate more effectively, especially when discussing needs of exceptional children.
Mahoney, S. C. “Observations Concerning Counseling with Parents of Mentally Retarded Children.”
Amer. J. of Mental Deficiency
, 1958, 63, 81-86.
This article describes parental reactions and feeling towards their mentally retarded child.
Robinson, H. and Robinson, N. M.
The Mentally Retarded Child
. New York: McGraw Hill, 1965.
Comprehensive textbook detailing all aspects of a mentally retarded individual’s life and needs.
Strom, R. and Johnson, A. “The Parent as a Teacher.”
, 1974, 95, 40-43.
Tells how parents can help their child learn at home.