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Vol. 60, No. 5, 2008
Issue release date: October 2008
Section title: Original Paper
Folia Phoniatr Logop 2008;60:256–263

Perceived Stigmatization of Children with Speech-Language Impairment and Their Parents

Macharey G. · von Suchodoletz W.
Department of Developmental Disorders, Clinic of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
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Objective: Developmental disorders in childhood are generally assumed to have stigmatizing effects. The goal of the present study was to assess whether parents of children with speech-language impairment perceive stigmatization of their child or themselves and which variables influence the degree of negative labeling. Subjects and Methods: The study was based on 362 questionnaires completed by parents of children with speech-language impairment. The questionnaires concerned perceived stigmatization by other children, other adults and family members as a result of the child’s developmental problems. Results: In our sample, about 50% of the parents reported negative labeling of their child and about 30% felt they were involved in the stigmatizing process. Parents whose children also had behavioral problems more often reported negative labeling than parents whose children did not. Conclusion: The findings suggest that parents of children with speech-language disorders often perceive stigmatization of their children or themselves. In counseling such families, professionals should therefore address stigmatization and its consequences as a separate and important issue.

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Published online: September 02, 2008
Issue release date: October 2008

Number of Print Pages: 8
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 4

ISSN: 1021-7762 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9972 (Online)

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