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The role of a special educator in the process of balancing of a family with the birth of a child with serious disabilities.

By Nicola KOBERNOVÁ

Abstract

The thesis deals with the process of balancing of a family with the birth of a child with serious disabilities. Concretely it deals the role of special educator in this process. The theoretical part of the thesis is focused to family and siblings of the child with serious disabilities and the strategies of coping of a difficult life situation, the so-called coping. It clarifies the issue of serious disabilities. It pays attention to the system of special education centers and their frequency shows an example of centers in South Bohemia. Concretely it concentrates on a special educator, their profile and system of education. The aim of investigative part of the thesis is to find out what role of special educator in process of balancing of a family with the birth of a child with serious disabilities is. To fulfill this aim interviews with mothers of the child with serious disabilities were carried out. During interviews emphasis was put on to ascertainment what they see the importance in the profession of special educator in and which way meetings with them were realized. The investigative part contains detailed description of the investigative aim and investigative question. In this part it is used the qualitative investigation by means of which the investigative aim is ascertained at five respondents. As a method of acquisition of data questioning was used particularly the technique of the nonstandard intimate interview. The outcome of the investigation points at the fact that particular meetings are very individual. It is possible be verify by comparing of gained data which present the fact that particular meetings are different for example in length, frequency, even in content. Families agree that importance of special educator they see they can consider them for support in process of coping with the given situation. Their help they regard as irreplaceable. The purpose of thesis is to points at relevancy of services provided by special educator. According to gained information it is possible preconceive that it is necessary to improve the system of foreknowledge about subsequent help. Possible means could be for example edification of special educator services, convenient interdepartmental cooperation at good level and increasing of special educator competence

Topics: special educator; speciální pedagog; Rodina dítěte s postižením; Family with a child with disabilities; těžké zdravotní postižení; speciálně pedagogické centrum; special education center; serious disabilities
Year: 2014
OAI identifier: oai:invenio.nusl.cz:252888
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