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Phenomenology of the experiences of mothers of children with learning disabilities
Hossein Matin , Sedigheh Ahmadi, Marzieh Jalali
Kharazmi University
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The presence of children with learning disabilities often affects family system and creates significant changes in the lives of family members, especially mothers. It is important to examine such experiences and their effects from the view of parents, especially mothers. Accordingly, this study was aimed at investigating the experiences of mothers of children with learning disabilities. This qualitative research was carried out using a phenomenological method with purposeful sampling. According to the study criteria, 10 mothers with children affected by learning disabilities were selected. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews. Data were analyzed by Colaizzi method. The findings revealed three main common concerns of these mothers: unpleasant emotional experiences: a) feeling of worthlessness, shame and guilt, b) feeling of depression, c) aggression and anger, d) feeling hopeless and lonely; social and educational concerns: a) weakness in some lessons, b) secrecy and lack of social connection, c) fear of having a baby; family tension and conflict: a) conflict with spouse, b) conflict with child interaction. These findings can provide information regarding supportive resources and therapeutic strategies for mothers of children with learning disabilities to improve their mental health and lives.
Keywords: learning disabilities, Phenomenology of Mothers' Experiences, Qualitative research
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/10/24 | Accepted: 2019/10/24 | Published: 2019/10/24
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Matin H, Ahmadi S, Jalali M. Phenomenology of the experiences of mothers of children with learning disabilities. ijfp. 2019; 5 (2) :53-64
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