Percepciones parentales sobre el impacto del síndrome de Down en la familia

Laura SERRANO FERNÁNDEZ, Dolores IZUZQUIZA

Resumen


La parentalidad de un hijo con síndrome de Down supone un desafío, no sólo para los padres, sino también para el conjunto del sistema familiar. La presente investigación se propone analizar, desde un punto de vista cualitativo, la visión que los propios padres tienen sobre el impacto, tanto positivo como negativo, que la presencia de un hijo con SD provoca en la familia. Para ello, se han analizado las entrevistas realizadas a 10 participantes (3 padres, 3 madres y 4 profesionales del ámbito de la educación especial). Los resultados revelan que, a pesar de que el diagnóstico del SD en un hijo sea un evento inesperado y estresante para la familia, la percepción general del impacto familiar es positiva.


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Síndrome de Down; Impacto familiar; Familia; Discapacidad Intelectual

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