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dc.contributor.authorUl-Hassan, Aliaen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-31T11:39:11Z
dc.date.available2018-01-31T11:39:11Z
dc.date.issued2009en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/27566
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dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: There is a great deal of literature pertaining to White parents' experiences of having a child with a learning disability. Some of this literature focuses on parents' experiences of the disclosure of diagnosis of learning disability and/or an autism spectrum disorder, as well as how they come to accept and adjust to a diagnosis. However, very little research has investigated the experiences of South Asian families.en
dc.description.abstractMATERIALS AND METHODS: This qualitative study used a grounded theory methodology to explore the experiences of seven South Asian parents in relation to the disclosure of diagnoses as well as issues relating to adjustment post-diagnosis. Semi-structured interviews were used to gather data.en
dc.description.abstractRESULTS: The results outline variable experiences in relation to the process of adjustment following a diagnosis. Four core categories were derived from the data to represent stages in a hypothesised model of adjustment. These were: 'obtaining a diagnosis'; 'constructing meanings'; 'finding possibilities for action'; and 'reconstructing roles and identities'. These core categories were embedded within a number of important contextual influences.en
dc.description.abstractCONCLUSIONS: The theoretical and clinical implications of the hypothesised model of adjustment are discussed. A methodological critique is provided before outlining reflections on the findings generated.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
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dc.subjectAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2017 Block 16en
dc.titleSouth Asian parents' experiences of adjustment following a diagnosis of learning disability and/or an autism spectrum disorder for their child: a grounded theory approachen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
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dc.type.qualificationnameDClinPsychol Doctor of Clinical Pyschologyen


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