Dr. Arbana Zhapaj.
Authors country of origin: Albania
Institutional affiliation: Department of Education, University of Vlora
It was the scream from the depths of my heart when I learned that my child would not be born normal, it was the cry of a parent that we all exhale after a great pain “why me ?!”. There was no answer as there has never been.
Pearl Buck (The child who never grew)
The fear parents experience about the future often makes them like their own ignorance.
Parents of special need children are faced with lack of information to confront reality, contempt, and the unknown. During this phase they have to confront not only the condition of their child, but also their own emotional experience. Receiving the information on the condition of their specialneeds child is the beginning of a long journey that these parents have to probably face all their lifetime. This study tends to identify the needs that parents have at the moment they are communicated the disability of their child and the emotional condition these parents experience. The world is frightening, and special needs children who need to adopt to this world are even more frightened. Stress, anxiety, expectations and parents’ emotions are a way to understand how they are precepting the story of their life, and these perceptions and experiences help the professionals to find ways and methods how to help these parents.
Key words: special needs children, parents, emotions, news communication.
Volume 4.No.2(2021): April (Social Sciences Session)
ISSN 2661-2666 (Online) International Scientific Journal Monte (ISJM)
ISSN 2661-264X (Print)
DOI : 10.33807/monte.20211875
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