Development disabilities are several psychophysiological conditions emerging during childhood. Having a child with severe disability is influenced by socioeconomic status of family on sharing the responsibility on them. Several studies focus on difficulties parents and children face living with a sibling with disability, with both negative and positive effects. This study investigates coping strategies of families living with a child with disability. It looks that family member tends to show introverted, stigmatized, and guilty in society. The methodology of this study includes literature review of studies focusing on self-concept changes, analysing stress levels, positive feelings towards life, hopelessness, severity of the disorder, etc. It emerges that having relevant age difference between siblings helps in their adaptation as caregivers and grows their sense of responsibility and competence. This research could help improve the panoramic of families with a disability child to promote improved wellness.
Coping with disability disorders in family / Xhaferri, Irena; Begotaraj, Edvaldo; Isaraj, Alda; Teri, Artan; Hasalla, Elona. - 1:(2022). ((Intervento presentato al convegno 30º Congresso dell’ Associazione Italiana di Psicologia tenutosi a Padova.