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Parental Stress in Families of Children with Disabilities: A Literature Review

@inproceedings{Qemali2013ParentalSI,
  title={Parental Stress in Families of Children with Disabilities: A Literature Review},
  author={Ismail Qemali},
  year={2013}
}
A lot has been written about the stressors in the lives of parents of children with disabilities. Several studies indicate that parents of children with disabilities experience higher levels of stress compared to parents of children without disabilities. Studies have focused on understanding the types, causes and the effects of these stresses, discussing further implications for family intervention. Anyway, little research is done in this area in Albania. This paper examines the existing… 

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