Parents of children with Asperger syndrome or with learning disabilities: family environment and social support.

@article{Heiman2008ParentsOC,
  title={Parents of children with Asperger syndrome or with learning disabilities: family environment and social support.},
  author={Tali Heiman and Ornit Berger},
  journal={Research in developmental disabilities},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={
          289-300
        }
}
The study examined the family environment and perceived social support of 33 parents with a child diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and 43 parents with a child with learning disability, which were compared to 45 parents of children without disabilities as a control group. Parents completed the Family Environment Scale and Social Support Scale questionnaires. The comparison revealed significant differences for expressiveness and family system organization and for social support. Parents with an… CONTINUE READING
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