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Volume 10, Issue 1 (1981)

The Handicapped Child's Effects on Parent-Child Relations: A Useful Model for School Psychologists

pp. 82—90

ABSTRACT: In response to recent suggestions about the need for a family-oriented school psychologist, a model is presented for conceptualizing and intervening in parent-handicapped child relations.Bell’s bidirectional theory of parent-child relations and control theory provide the theoretical framework. Empirical support from research on child effects is reviewed with a focus on findings from handicapped samples. Implications of this literature for school psychology practice are discussed. Proposals are made for applying this perspective in conducting efficient and potentially useful assessment and intervention procedures.

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