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AN OVERVIEW OF PARENT TRAINING AND COUNSELING WITH THE PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH MENTAL DISABILITIES AND AUTISM IN TURKEY

1994-06-01
AKKOK, F
Parents are significant contributors to the development of their children. They are the primary caretakers, managers, behavior models, disciplinarians, and agents of socialization and change for their children. It is accepted that parents can be trained as effective teachers of their children with disabilities. In Turkey, there are very limited opportunities, services, schools, parent education and support services for children with disabilities and their parents. Therefore, we have been carrying out studies to contribute to the understanding of the parents, specifically, on how a child with a disability affects their life and bow they can be trained to become co-teachers and co-therapists. These studies are reviewed here.