How Do Families Cope with Chronic Illness?

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target child (as opposed to laboratory measures, see Schneider & Gearhart, 1988). Examination of developmental stage of both the child and family, as well as consistency within the parental dyad, seem to be fruitful areas for the development of family adaptation models. These models, in turn, should be the basis of interventions designed to reduce the risk of poor achievement outcomes among disabled children.


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

This investigation was supported by grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, no. R01-HD10686, the National Institute of Mental Health, no. R01-MH32301, and the Bureau of Education of the Handicapped, no. G007902000. Data analyses and preparation of this report was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Training Grant to the Consortium on Family Process and Psychopathology.


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