International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part C (2016)
Parent-child relationship in families with visually impaired schooling child
VB Kiran kumar, E Rajesh, Dr. Brijesh Sathia
The needs of visually impaired children and the ordinary children are in general the same. Visually impaired children need to be provided more opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills. Parental care and attitudes have fundamental influences on the development of students with visual impairment. There are already findings that Parental-child relationship, societal attitudes and the way the visually impaired child adjust with his disability determine his life success largely. Even though there might have some homogeneity in the needs and problems faced by visually impaired children and the parental care and attitude towards them around the world but at the same time the principle of uniqueness of individuality must not be excluded.
To examine the parent-child relationship in families with visually impaired schooling child. The study also attempts to assess the parent-child relationship in families with visually impaired schooling child in relation to socio-economic status& selected other factors.
Materials and Methods: The research design selected for the present study is descriptive survey method. In this study the investigator selected random sampling procedure for the selection of sample of students with visual impairment. The investigator adopted a standardized tool named the parent-child relationship scale prepared by Nalini Rao.
Results: The result reveals that the parent-child relationship in families with visually impaired schooling child is found to be in average level and the gender of the childis a significant factor influencing parent-child relationship.
Conclusion: The family plays a significant role in the development of the visually impaired child. It is the parents who exert the major influence on the development of the visually impaired child from birth to maturity. The present study also highlights the fact that the relationship between parents and visually impaired children is in average level. It can be concluded that visually impaired children perceive their parents as the most influential persons in their lives. The parent’s task is to form a loving tie with their children that enable the children to approach the world positively.
How to cite this article:
VB Kiran kumar, E Rajesh, Dr. Brijesh Sathia. Parent-child relationship in families with visually impaired schooling child. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(3):146-149.