Grandparents of children with developmental disabilities: perceptions, beliefs, and involvement in their care.

@article{Katz2002GrandparentsOC,
  title={Grandparents of children with developmental disabilities: perceptions, beliefs, and involvement in their care.},
  author={Shira Katz and Louise Kessel},
  journal={Issues in comprehensive pediatric nursing},
  year={2002},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={113-28}
}
This exploratory study evaluated the perceptions and beliefs of grandparents regarding their grandchild with a developmental disability and their involvement in his/her care and the impact of the child's disability on their lives and on their relationship between them. The sample included 16 grandparents of children with a severe developmental disability ranging in age from 5-10 who were studying in a special school. Data was collected by using semistructured interviews in the home of the… CONTINUE READING