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"Andra har ingen aning om hur det är för dem som är annorlunda" En kvalitativ studie om hur det är att växa upp med ett syskon med utvecklingsstörning

Palm, Iren LU and Christensen, Liselotte Susanne LU (2011) SOPA63 20102
School of Social Work
Abstract
Title: ”Others don’t have a clue about what it’s like for those who are different”
A study about growing up with a mentally retarded sibling.

Authors: Irén Palm och Liselotte Christensen

Purpose: The purpose of the essay is to enlighten what it can be like growing up with a mentally retarded sibling. We want to know the kind of support a sibling needs to get from its family, surroundings and professionals during the upbringing.

Questions:
Our questions are as follows:
• Which positive/negative experiences can be found with siblings to mentally retarded children?
• How are different situations that arise with mentally retarded dealt with?
• What kind of support have siblings to mentally retarded children been given and what... (More)
Title: ”Others don’t have a clue about what it’s like for those who are different”
A study about growing up with a mentally retarded sibling.

Authors: Irén Palm och Liselotte Christensen

Purpose: The purpose of the essay is to enlighten what it can be like growing up with a mentally retarded sibling. We want to know the kind of support a sibling needs to get from its family, surroundings and professionals during the upbringing.

Questions:
Our questions are as follows:
• Which positive/negative experiences can be found with siblings to mentally retarded children?
• How are different situations that arise with mentally retarded dealt with?
• What kind of support have siblings to mentally retarded children been given and what kind of support are they in need of?

Method: The study is qualitative and based on interviews with six persons who have grown up with one mentally retarded sibling. It is three women and three men between 18-35 years.

Result: Our investigation, based on interviewing siblings to persons with mental retardation, has found that the upbringing can vary a lot from case to case. We can see that the group of mentally retarded is a very heterogeneous group; they all have very different personalities. Even if you are mentally retarded, the degree of retardation can vary from severe to medium or slight which brings about different kinds of problems we have also found that siblings to mentally retarded children often have to step aside an behalf of their mentally retarded brother/sister since he or she need more time from the parents. The siblings will also have to take greater domestic responsibility to relieve the parents. This makes them mature earlier than others children at the same age and it also makes them more accepting to people who are different. Many siblings choose to work with people later in life. The sibling that we interviewed mostly had positive experiences from their growth. Parental support and open family communications are things that matter to them. A lot can still be done when it comes to surrounding people attitudes and the support professionals to the siblings. The professional support is still not sufficient. None of the persons we interviewed have for example been offered participation in a siblings group from the “habilitering”. (Less)
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Palm, Iren LU and Christensen, Liselotte Susanne LU
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organization
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SOPA63 20102
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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social support , Siblings, coping, mental retardation
language
Swedish
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1766123
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2011-01-27 18:23:13
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  abstract     = {Title: ”Others don’t have a clue about what it’s like for those who are different”
A study about growing up with a mentally retarded sibling.

Authors: Irén Palm och Liselotte Christensen

Purpose: The purpose of the essay is to enlighten what it can be like growing up with a mentally retarded sibling. We want to know the kind of support a sibling needs to get from its family, surroundings and professionals during the upbringing.

Questions:
Our questions are as follows:
•	Which positive/negative experiences can be found with siblings to mentally retarded children?
•	How are different situations that arise with mentally retarded dealt with?
•	What kind of support have siblings to mentally retarded children been given and what kind of support are they in need of?

Method: The study is qualitative and based on interviews with six persons who have grown up with one mentally retarded sibling. It is three women and three men between 18-35 years.

Result: Our investigation, based on interviewing siblings to persons with mental retardation, has found that the upbringing can vary a lot from case to case. We can see that the group of mentally retarded is a very heterogeneous group; they all have very different personalities. Even if you are mentally retarded, the degree of retardation can vary from severe to medium or slight which brings about different kinds of problems we have also found that siblings to mentally retarded children often have to step aside an behalf of their mentally retarded brother/sister since he or she need more time from the parents. The siblings will also have to take greater domestic responsibility to relieve the parents. This makes them mature earlier than others children at the same age and it also makes them more accepting to people who are different. Many siblings choose to work with people later in life. The sibling that we interviewed mostly had positive experiences from their growth. Parental support and open family communications are things that matter to them. A lot can still be done when it comes to surrounding people attitudes and the support professionals to the siblings. The professional support is still not sufficient. None of the persons we interviewed have for example been offered participation in a siblings group from the “habilitering”.},
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  keyword      = {social support

,Siblings,coping,mental retardation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Andra har ingen aning om hur det är för dem som är annorlunda" En kvalitativ studie om hur det är att växa upp med ett syskon med utvecklingsstörning},
  year         = {2011},
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