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Psychological factors in children with cerebral palsy and their families [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2012; 17(4): 204-212

Psychological factors in children with cerebral palsy and their families

Svetlana Logar1

The aim of this article is to recognise psychological problems in children with cerebral palsy and their families as well as the necessities to provide psychological help without disturbing them. It addresses all areas of functioning of such children and their families, coping mechanisms and the process of adjustment. It highlights the importance of acknowledging disability as a manifestation of a person's ongoing adaptation to respective special needs, i.e. diverse consequences of disability that are affecting every individual child regarding education, self-dependent life, establishing social roles and adaptation to the characteristics of the environment in which affected people are living.

Keywords: Child, cerebral palsy, family, coping, adjustment


Svetlana Logar. Psychological factors in children with cerebral palsy and their families. Eastern J Med. 2012; 17(4): 204-212


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