In my last blog post, I wrote about the extraordinary time and effort it can take to support a child with a disability. So then what happens to the siblings in these families?
Often children who have a sibling with a disability can feel that parents are not dividing their attention equally. While it is probably true sometimes that the child with the disability gets “more time,” there are strategies parents can implement to be sure that each child feels she’s getting what she needs.
While it may be true that caring for a child with a disability takes additional time that a typically developing child may not require, there are strategies that a parent can put in place to be sure that every child in the family feels unique and loved.
Blogger Stephanie Dunne, Ed.S., is the Center Director at Springer School and Center. Prior to coming to Springer, Stephanie practiced as a school psychologist in public and private schools for ten years. If you have questions, please contact Director of Learning Programs Carmen Mendoza at .