Adjustment of children who have a sibling with Down syndrome: perspectives of mothers, fathers and children.

@article{Cuskelly2006AdjustmentOC,
  title={Adjustment of children who have a sibling with Down syndrome: perspectives of mothers, fathers and children.},
  author={Monica Cuskelly and Pippa Gunn},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR},
  year={2006},
  volume={50 Pt 12},
  pages={917-25}
}
BACKGROUND A number of methodological weaknesses have contributed to our relatively poor understanding of the impact on children of having a brother or sister with a disability. These include a focus on poor adjustment, using multidiagnostic groups, inadequate matching, and a failure to consider the perspectives of children and parents together. METHOD This study compared the adjustment of 53 siblings of a child with Down syndrome with a comparison group of siblings of children who were… CONTINUE READING