OVERPROTECTION AND ADOLESCENTS WITH PHYISICAL DISABILITIES

OZHEK, Simona R. (2008) OVERPROTECTION AND ADOLESCENTS WITH PHYISICAL DISABILITIES. Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation, 9 (1-2). pp. 100-106. ISSN 1409-6099

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Abstract

The article deals with the effects of overprotection on the care and development of children with physical disabilities. The focus is on the profes­sional work of carers caring for young people with physical disabilities. Children with physical dis­abilities are less mobile and need more protection. As long as this is objective protection against real dangers, which the child in a certain stage of de­velopment cannot overcome himself, the reaction is suitable, but in cases where the situation is un­real danger and the child is capable of dealing with it himself but parents or other protect the child by prohibiting a certain activity or perform it them­selves instead of him, the reaction is unsuitable. Such unsuitable reactions are called overprotec­tion. Overprotection is very important in the de­velopment process of separation and individuali­sation. Because of overprotection the separation and individualisation will be thwarted and with this the building of identity, independency and autonomy. It was found that young people with physical disabilities are more overprotected than healthy young people. In caring for young people with physical disabilities independence and auton­omy are made the central goals, so professional carers in care institutions must be protective but not overprotective, if they want to achieve these goals.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Vladimir Trajkovski
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2015 06:59
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2015 06:59
URI: http://eprints.jser.fon.edu.mk/id/eprint/164

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