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Zeedyk, Sasha M.; Blacher, Jan – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
This study identified trajectories of depressive symptoms among mothers of children with or without intellectual disability longitudinally across eight time points. Results of fitting a linear growth model to the data from child ages 3-9 indicated that child behavior problems, negative financial impact, and low dispositional optimism all…
Descriptors: Mothers, Depression (Psychology), Children, Intellectual Disability
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Blacher, Jan; Begum, Gazi F.; Marcoulides, George A.; Baker, Bruce L. – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2013
This study examined mothers' perceptions of the positive impact of having a child with an intellectual disability. Trajectories of positive impact from 7 time points were developed using latent growth modeling and 2 predictors: culture (Anglo, Latino) and child disability status (intellectual disability, typical development). Data were from 219…
Descriptors: Mothers, Mother Attitudes, Children, Mental Retardation
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Neece, Cameron L.; Blacher, Jan; Baker, Bruce L. – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2010
The impact on everyday life for siblings of children with intellectual disability or typical development was examined. Participants were families of children with intellectual disability (n = 39) or typical development (n = 75). Child behavior problems and sibling impact were assessed at child ages 5, 6, 7, and 8. Results indicate that siblings of…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Siblings, Mental Retardation, Child Behavior
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Emerson, Eric; McCulloch, Andrew; Graham, Hilary; Blacher, Jan; Llwellyn, Gwynnyth M.; Hatton, Chris – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2010
Results of previous research suggest that parents of children with intellectual disabilities are at increased risk of psychological distress and psychiatric disorder. Secondary analysis of the Millennium Cohort Study in the United Kingdom indicated that controlling for between-group differences in socioeconomic circumstances reduced the…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Parents, Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Status
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Blacher, Jan; Baker, Bruce L.; Eisenhower, Abbey S. – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2009
Student-teacher relationships of 37 children with moderate to borderline intellectual disability and 61 with typical cognitive development were assessed from child ages 6-8 years. Student-teacher relationship quality was moderately stable for the typical development group, but less so for the intellectual disability group. At each assessment these…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Mental Retardation, Special Classes, Child Behavior