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ERIC Number: EJ833689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Experiences of Parents of Pre-K to Grade Four Children with Food Allergies
Obeng, Cecilia; Vandergriff, Alison
International Journal of Special Education, v23 n3 p124-129 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate the experiences of parents of pre-K to grade four children who had food allergies. Also examined were the management strategies put in place by the participants to assist the children deal with their unique situations. An in-depth interview was conducted with ten parents whose children had food allergies. Results of the interview indicate that the children's allergies were identified between ages six months and two years. Most of the parents reported that their children were aware of their problem(s). The most challenging issues for the parents were getting the specific food allergies diagnosed by professionals and staying alert all the time. Parents indicated that they were confident about their children's safety and well-being in school that had adopted a no-peanut policy. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana