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How Families’ Lifestyles are Impacted When There is a Child or Parent with a Cognitive Disability
John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference
  • Lauren Pavich, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Graduation Year
2016
Location
Room 101, State Farm Hall Foyer
Start Date
16-4-2016 9:00 AM
End Date
16-4-2016 10:00 AM
Disciplines
Description
Today, millions of people have been diagnosed with a disability. Ultimately, this leaves an impact, whether it be a positive one or not, on the families and/or caregivers in people’s lives (Trivettte, 2010 & Vohra, 2013). In this review of the literature, there are several analyzed studies that focus on the level of involvement and what kind of impact involvement may have on the loved one with a disability. Looking more thoroughly into these studies, there becomes a trend of what roles the family member with the disability play and to what extent their disability may impact the home. Through these studies it can be proven that the higher the level of involvement, the higher lever of impact and the lower level of involvement can lead negative and consequential lifestyles. This study is on the topic of how having a child or parent with a cognitive disability impacts a family's’ lifestyle and involvement based on influence in this family member's life.
Citation Information
Lauren Pavich and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor. "How Families’ Lifestyles are Impacted When There is a Child or Parent with a Cognitive Disability" (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/leah_nillas/176/