Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Lived Experience of Parents Who Have a Child Diagnosed with a Developmental Disability Who Received Early Intervention Services in Thailand: A Phenomenological Study
by Pratoommas, Plern, Ph.D., Fielding Graduate University, 2019, 209; 13810255
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience of parents who have a child diagnosed with a developmental disability who received Early Intervention services in Thailand. A phenomenological approach was used in the design of the study. Open-ended interviews were conducted with eight participants who lived in Thailand and had a child with a developmental disability. Only participants whose children were 5 years old or younger at the time of the study were interviewed. Five themes emerged from the data, including the journey, helpful versus unhelpful attitudes and actions, systems and services in Early Intervention, challenges, and positive outcomes. Implications for professionals, policy-makers, and society are discussed, including areas for future research on Early Intervention in Thailand.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Warren, Mary G.
Commitee: Clancey, Sara, McKann, Suzanne S., Narkpongphun, Assawin
School: Fielding Graduate University
Department: Leadership Studies
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 80/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Southeast Asian studies, Early childhood education, Special education, Individual & family studies
Keywords: Children with disabilities, Developmental disability, Early intervention, Phenomenology, Thailand
Publication Number: 13810255
ISBN: 9781392009758
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